Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

''A view of Halifax from the topmasthead''


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