Land features are almost completely devoid of topography or relief; coastline augmented with hachures. Depth is shown by soundings. Handwritten on verso: "Map No. 9 from: Pilote Américain Septentrionale pour Les Côtes de Labrador, Nlle Ecosse, Nlle Angleterre, New York, Pensylvanie, Maryland, Virginia, Les I. Caroline et Floride . . .A Paris Chez Le Rouge 1778. Stevenson & Stile . Cat . New Series No. 23 (40A)."
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.
The counties appear to be divided into townships or other geopolitical districts. In general, the use of townships had disappeared by the early 20th century, although some grew into towns and others are still used by locals.
Includes engravings of the Ensign of Nova Scotia along with other Coats of Arms, two butterflies, the musk beetle and a rather large, fierce looking porcupine. With the map in reading position, west is at the top.