There are several interesting notes on the founding of the various English settlements covered by the map. The accompanying magazine article points out that the purpose of the map is illustrate the "just" claims of Great Britain and the "encroachments" of the French.
This plan of Halifax, published just 4 months after its founding, allows you to see what was planned for the city. Those familiar with the city can readily see the differences in the plan versus the reality. It is interesting that it shows none of the surrounding wilderness.
Accompanied by a legend below the map indicating fortifications and battle positions of ships during the 1739 battle between the English naval forces and Spanish defenders and represented an early victory for the English in the War of Austrian Succession. The depiction of some ships in the harbor have curious dustcloud-like illustrations.
Woodcut covering the coastline from the Lizard Peninsula in England to the Strait of Gibraltar. Perhaps due to space restrictions, the English Channel appears closed off between England and France. The map is accompanied by a written description of the movement of English fleets.
There are 3 nice illustrations accompanying the map, one of Maria Teresa, Queen of Hungary, one a view of the city of EGRA (the historic name for Cheb in the Czech Republic), and last a Southern View of Prague. The map and both views have key locations indicated.
This article was written to accompany Bellin's map, engraved by Thomas Jefferys published in the January issue. The original map was published in Charlevoix's "Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France".