Nova Scotia Archives

Built Heritage Resource Guide

Nautical Charts

The NSARM Map Collection includes many nautical charts produced by the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, Great Britain, mostly from the 1840s to the 1860s. These charts show coastal areas of Nova Scotia and identify churches and lighthouses; prominent buildings are identified with a dot, although occupants’ names are not given.

This Built Heritage Resource Guide is unusually rich in the information given in the Note Areas accompanying most images. So... when you scan down the pages, be sure to click on the thumbnails so that you can enlarge and explore the images, plus read the extra details provided beneath each.

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"North America Cape Breton Island Sydney Harbour", surveyed by Captain H.W. Bayfield 
Date: 1849, with corrections to 1902
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: Great Britain Hydrographic Office, Chart No. 2042

Topic: Nautical Charts
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"Nova Scotia Gut of Canso with Chedabucto Bay and Madame Island" 
Date: 1850
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: Great Britain Hydrographic Office, Chart No. 2342

Topic: Nautical Charts
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