This map contains elements from previous maps; most specifically, the cartouche is copied from De Vaugondy's 1755 map of Canada. The map is hand coloured with the colours showing the British and French possessions of the area covered. The atlas this map is from was published between 1776 and 1784. Sources consulted do not specify which printing this map is from although as the 1st state it was earlier, rather than later in this period.
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".
The use of Port Royal, especially on maps of French origin, continued well into the late 18th century even though it was officially changed to Annapolis Royal after the conquest of Acadia by the British in 1710. On this map, both names are present, which was also common for most of the 18th century.