Nautical maps

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Nautical maps

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Accession number: 2003.087, 2013.043

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1: 60 000, Natural Scale 1/126720, Natural Scale 1/57000,

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  • 1854-1987 (Creation)

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3 maps

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Series forms part of the map collection and consists of reproductions of maps of the Nova Scotia’s East coast, originally charted and published by the British Admiralty. One of the maps is a reproduction of the former British Admiralty chart 2439 (M-016), reproduced by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys in 1960. There is also a second map published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service entitled Nova Scotia’s Southeast Coast: Taylor’s Head to Shut-in Island, dated 1987, with an insert showing Ship Harbour and its approaches.

Two of the maps show the diversities of the coast, ledges, shoals, rocks, soundings, and the quality of the bottom and were originally compiled by Captain Bayfield and Commander Orlebar of the Royal Navy, in 1867. Additions and corrections were made from the Canadian Government Charts in 1918 to 1924 and the final edition was published in 1935 as part of coastal survey conducted in consequence of an order from the Right Honourable Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty.

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