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Title: Prince Edward Island, divided into Counties & Parishes, with the Lots, as Granted by Government. Exhibiting all the New Settlements, Roads, Mills, &c &c.
Date Created: 1798
Name: Ashby, H. (1744-1815)
Cartographer
Name: Ashby, H.
Engraver
Abstract: Framed map of the province of Prince Edward Island. As the title indicates, the map shows Prince Edward Island divided into counties (shown in blue, yellow and pink), parishes and the Holland lots. An inset in the upper left quadrant shows the Island in context in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A table in the upper left corner shows the acreage amounts of the common lots and pasture lots of the three royalties: Charlotte Town, George Town and Prince Town. A table directly below shows the acreages of Queens, Kings and Prince counties and the total for the Island. The acreage amounts for each lot and each parish are shown on the map. The map shows roads. Stippling and soundings are used to indicate depths. The map has a bar scale in miles and a compass rose with a north arrow and rhumb lines. This map is notable for being the first to show Prince Edward Island with its present name, according to information on the Artefacts Canada section of the Canadian Heritage Information Network website. James W. Macnutt Collection.
Identifier: HF.96.1.19
Physical Description
  • 1 map with 1 inset: col.; 35.7 x 19.4 cm. [from measurements provided on the back of the frame]. Area within neat lines: 34 x 17 cm. Inset: 9 x 6.5 cm.
  • Engraved
  • Provenance: Purchased by Mr. Macnutt in London at either Jonathan Potter or Map House in 1985. [Information from a card attached to the back of the item]
  • Engraved map on paper in frame.
Country: Canada
Province: Prince Edward Island
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