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.
Surveyed to support enforcement of fishing rights as outlined in the Treaty of Paris (1763), Cook and Lane's survey of Newfoundland took 3 years. This work and the resulting map established Cook's reputation and directly led to his command appointment of the Endeavour and subsequent South Pacific expeditions for which he is most famously known.
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.
The original cartography was based on maps from c.1713. It remained unchanged through it's various printings and states (as late as 1784) giving it a somewhat dated look as compared to other maps published of the area during the same time period.
A hand-coloured map of British and French settlements in North America for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The map has unique horizontal colouration not following any specific region: however, the explanation provided in the text on page 145 and following state the colouration distinguishes several provinces. The uncoloured part of the map contains all the territories held by France. The text further explains ceded territories and treaties. The pricked line from Escondido in the Gulf of Mexico through New Hampshire an the Allegany mountains is what the French prescribe as the boundary of English settlements. Dotted lines appear to represent many features including fishing banks, possible borders, possible routes, and other features. The annotation for some forts have white masking. It is difficult to discern where the map states New France to be, although it is possible that it states all of the area west of Québec to belong to the French; South Carolina is split by Georgia; Port Toulouse in Cape Breton is shown before having its name later changed to St. Peter's; territories of various native tribes are written but not delineated; hachuring is used to show some relief, and the Allegheny subset of the Appalachian Mountains is annotated . The cartouche framing the title is exceedingly elaborate depicting a ship with mast and flag, baskets of flowers, many floral objects, a full second ship, many sails in the distance, trees, birds, and an urn. The inset shows a large scale plan of the French fort (Fort Saint-Frédéric) at Crown Point, New York, with a profile view of the tower.
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.
Uses Tenerife as the prime meridian (approximately 16.5° west of Greenwich); longitude is labelled eastward from prime meridian. The scale is rounded from approximately 1:2,085,352; scale bar is labelled with Italian miles at 60 per degree latitude, and English miles at 69 per degree latitude; compared with secondary calculation by increment of latitude.