Island Imagined



Title: Carte Nouvelle contenant la Partie d'Amerique La Plus Septentrionale, ou sont exactement decrites les Provinces suivantes comme le Canada ou Nouvelle France, la Nouvelle Ecosse, la Nouvelle Angleterre, les Nouveaux Pais Bas, la Pensylvanie, la Virginie, la Caroline et l'Jle de Terre Neuve : : avec les profondeuis le long des cotes et sur les bancs. Par Nicolas Visscher Avec Privilege des Etats Generaux.
Date Created: 1666
Name: Visscher, Nicolas (1618-1679)
Name: van Anse, L.
Abstract: The map shows the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the northeast Atlantic and the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as part of Quebec. Sable Island, Anticosti Island and the Magdalen Islands appear on the map. The east coast of Newfoundland is the area most heavily labelled with place names. Elevation and forest cover are shown pictorially. The map uses labels and stippling to show numerous fishing banks. It uses soundings to show depths, and the Grand Banks are charted in extensive detail. The map has a small compass with north arrow. Graphs in the lower right corner show the scale in English, French and German units. James W. Macnutt Collection.
Identifier: HF.94.84.6
Physical Description
  • 1 map: col.; 48.7 x 61.2 cm. [from measurements provided on the back of the item]
  • Engraved.
  • Exhibition & Catalogue: 1. The James W. Macnutt Collection of Maps of the Gulf of St. Lawrence with Particular Emphasis on Prince Edward Island, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, June 5 to Sept. 7, 1986; 2. Prince Edward Island in the Age of Discovery, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Sept. 13 to Oct. 25, 1992. [Information from the back of the item]
  • Engraved map on paper, framed, under glass. Condition [as noted on the back of the item]: Good condition.
  • Provenance: Purchased by Mr. Macnutt at Zwicker's Gallery in Halifax in 1986. [Information from the back of the item]
Country: Canada
Province: New Brunswick
Province: Newfoundland
Province: Nova Scotia
Province: Prince Edward Island
Province: Quebec
Use and Reproduction: This material is provided for research, education, and private use only. For all other uses, please contact the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation. All responsibilities for copyright are the responsibility of the user.
Restrictions on Access: There are no access restrictions on this content.
Physical Location: Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation