Cary's map of this area appears to be modelled after J. F. DesBarres Nova Scotia map as it uses many place names from that map and also pinpoints Castle Frederick, DesBarres Nova Scotia home. Later versions of this map from Cary do not include Castle Frederick.
Inset of the eastern Arctic. The map was engraved by D'Anville's brother Hubert-François, who was commonly known as Gravelot and the cartouche by Thomas Major, an English engraver who spent the early years of his career in France.
A map of the Falkland Isles and Patagonia made just prior the Argentina's and Chile's aggressive expansion into the area. Engraved views of the Jason Islands and Christmas Sound in Tierra del Fuego are shown, as are depictions of Native Fugean, penguins, and sea eagles.
A map of the state of New South Wales with hand-coloured administrative divisions; county borders are brightly coloured while the large squatting districts are done in green. Engravings of local plant life and the Murray River are present, as is a view of Sydney Cove and the Great Seal of New South Wales. Relief is shown, and coastlines are lightly shaded in blue watercolouring and with the use of tinting tools.
A map of the state of Victoria with brightly hand-coloured county borders. A view of Melbourne, and another of the River Glenig are present, as are engravings of Aboriginals in battle and at rest, and 2 kangaroos. Relief is shown, and coastlines are lightly shaded in blue watercolouring and with the use of tinting tools.
A map of a portion of the state of South Australia, concentrating on its capital Adelaide, with brightly hand-coloured county borders. Relief is shown, along with descriptions of certain terrains. An engraving of the Great Seal of South Australia is present in the bottom left corner; a view of Adelaide is shown, along with engravings of Natives on a catamaran, a dingo, and a nymphicus (cockatiel).
A steel engraved map of the world using a Mercator projection, with hand coloured continental borders (except for the British Isles, which are done in the same pink as its dependencies), and pink lines to denote British colonies. 7 illustrations (drawn by Warren) of prominent world landmarks are present throughout the work, and the steam routes to the colonies from Britain are coloured in blue. Relief is shown, and coastlines are shaded using tinting tools.
Originally produced by Edmund Halley (of Halley's Comet fame) in 1700, this map shows magnetic variations of the compass, with a double-line crossing just south of Bermuda indicating the line of no magnetic variation and is corrected to include improvements to Halley's method developed in 1744. Place names are focused on the coasts, with the otherwise blank interiors of the continents supporting decorative cartouches. An image of a pair of diving ducks appears near the southern tip of South America along with a note explaining that "animals of a middle species between a bird and fish" can be seen in the seas in the area. It is also interesting in that the graticule goes through the map rather than drawn on the borders.
A map of "East Canada and New Brunswick" divided into districts, counties and townships. An engraving of the view of the harbour at Québec City sits in the top left corner of the map, while an engraving of a very curious scene, possibly out of Native legend, is shown bottom centre; also pictured is the Great Seal of Lower Canada in the bottom right. Grand Manan and the its surrounding islands are not drawn.
A map of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. An engraving of a view of the habour entrance of Halifax is present in the top right, and a scene from Newfoundland's cod fishery in the bottom right, which is also linked thematically in the border for the entire map. The illustrative elements of the Great Seals of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, are shown. Nova Scotia is divided into counties, and Newfoundland into its historical districts.
A steel engraved map. A small legend sits at the far western extent of the map describing the symbolization of the Hudson Bay Company's principle forts and stations. Six engravings of wildlife and residents are present, along with views of the Fury and Hecla Strait and of Montréal.
A steel engraved hemispheric style map of the Western Hemisphere. Hand-coloured lines delineate national borders. Engraved vignettes of scenes depicting New World wildlife, and scenes of ordinary life of the locals, each in its own oval or round border, frame the map proper. Islands with pink outlines show certain British territories. Relief is shown, along with coastal shading.
A hemispheric style map of the Eastern Hemisphere. Hand-coloured lines delineate continental and national borders. Engraved vignettes of scenes depicting wildlife, and scenes of ordinary life of locals, each bordered by an elaborate and intertwining pattern that frames the map proper. The mail route is coloured in blue.
Maps of both North and South America showing their political divisions. A legend corresponding to then 29 states and territories of the United States is present as a reference, although state borders are not drawn. Prince Edward Island is still referred to as Île Saint-Jean although the name had had been changed in 1798. Relief is shown for major mountain ranges, and coastlines are shaded. Mainland political entitles are coloured, while the Caribbean Islands are uncoloured.