Nova Scotia Archives

The Eassons and the Hoyts

Two Hundred Years of Family and Community Life in Nova Scotia


The five maps presented here will help you orient yourself to the geography of the Eassons' world in 18th-century Nova Scotia and Jamaica. You can zoom in on each map to explore it further.



"A New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia, New France or Canada" 
Date: 1745
Artist: N. Bellin
Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection: 200-1745: loc.3.5.2

"Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada" 
Date: 1755
Artist: N. Bellin
Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection: 200-1755: loc.3.5.2

"Map of the Province of Nova Scotia and Parts adjacent" 
Date: 1759
Artist: James Turner
Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection: 200-1759: loc.3.5.6

"A New and accurate Map of the Province of Nova Scotia in North America from the latest Observations" 
Date: 1783
Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection: 200-1783: loc.3.5.7

"A Map of the Island of Jamaica" 
Date: 1794
Artist: Bryan Edwards
Reference no.: NSARM Library: AK/ F210/ Ed9 vol. 1