Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


''A view of Halifax from the topmasthead''

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This is the first known view of Halifax, sketched from the topmast of a ship in the harbour in 1749. The African Nova Scotian community in Halifax is as old as the city itself.

Date: published 25 January 1750

Engraver and publisher: T. Jeffreys

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  T. Jeffreys, Untitled Map of Halifax (London, 1750)  |  NSARM neg. OS N371