Island Imagined



Title: NewFoundland, od. Terra Nova S. Laurentii Bay, die Fisch-Bank, Acadia, nebst einem Theil New Schotland
Date Created: 1720
Name: Moll, Herman (d. 1732)
Abstract: The map shows the Gulf of St. Lawrence, part of 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. Mountains along the Gaspé are shown pictorially and labelled "The Lady Mountains". The map uses labels, stippling and colour to show several fishing banks. Two bar scales show the scale in statute English miles, common English miles and marine miles. James W. Macnutt Collection
Identifier: HF.94.84.10
Physical Description
  • 1 map: col.; 27.2 x 21.1 cm. [from measurments provided on the back of the map]
  • 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]: Excellent condition.
  • Provenance: Purchased in Ottawa from an antiquarian dealer in the Byward Market area, an older gentleman who has been out of business for several years. [Information from the back of the item]
Country: Canada
Province: New Brunswick
Province: Newfoundland
Province: Nova Scotia
Province: Prince Edward Island
Province: Quebec
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Physical Location: Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation