Historical Maps of Nova Scotia
The Province of Nova Scotia provides online access to a variety of maps and survey plans from several historic map collections held at the Nova Scotia Archives to help support research projects and personal interests.
Digital versions of the various historical maps and plans have been separated by century starting with the 1700s, (also 1800s and 1900s) with search functionality provided to help find maps from different regions around Nova Scotia.
Each scanned map is served with a flash viewer providing the ability to host high res scans with the ability to zoom in to view details, pan, share images with others, print images and you can also download copies.
They Province states that they are committed to ensure that all Historical Maps of Nova Scotia will be included and this online resource that will continue to grow over time as more maps and charts are scanned from the archives.
Some Highlights of the Historical Maps of Nova Scotia include:
- 1613 illustrated map of Port Royal originally published in Les voyages du Sieur de Champlain [Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: F/239-1609 – Annapolis Royal ]
1745 Chart of the Coast of New England showing Nova Scotia, New France and Canada [Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 200-1745: loc.3.5.2]
- 1750 View of Halifax Drawn from Ye Topmasthead – [Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: S.B. 4]
- 1755 Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Britain and the adjacent parts of New England & Canada [Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: F/200-1755]
- Browse more Historical Maps of Nova Scotia from the 1700s
- Browse more Historical Maps of Nova Scotia from the 1800s
- 1817-18 The Roads from Halifax to Windsor and Truro – An ambitious and beautifully rendered series of water color strip maps that capture in detail the topographical features to be expected when travelling both roads.Each map sheet notes the mileage from Halifax and identifies by name, the sequence of inns, houses, properties and other notable buildings encountered along the way. Explore all 17 maps scanned in high resolution
1878 Panoramic View of New Glasgow, Pictou County [Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 3.1.1 ]
[Page originally published June 6, 2014]
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