Nova Scotia Archives

Historical Maps of Nova Scotia

Plan of Port Roseway Harbour


Detailed inset map shows both the black refugee community of Burch Town (Birchtown) and the black suburb of Shelburne, Black Town.

Black Town was founded by black settlers driven from Shelburne by white labourers and disbanded soldiers during the so-called 'race riot' of July 1784.

Date: published London 12 July 1798

Cartographer: Captain Holland

Reference no.: A New Chart of the Coast of Nova Captain Holland Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection 239-1798