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Ports and Harbours

"The Town and Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia As it appears from George's Island looking up to the King's Yard and Bason''

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From a drawing by Richard Short, described and published, 1 March 1764, London, England, James Mason engraver; subsequently painted by D. Serres and published by John Boydell, London, 25 April 1777. This sketch was executed in 1759 while Richard Short was in Halifax during the Seven Years' War, with the British fleet, bound for the siege at Quebec. Short was an amateur artist and the purser on board HMS Prince of Wales.

Date: 1759

Artist: Richard Short

Reference no.: Photo Collection Nova Scotia Archives  Places: Halifax: General View