JCB Map Collection
Codex Eng 4 / 2-SIZE
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manuscript, hand coloring
Map of Newfoundland which identifies the lower peninsula as Avalon. Cartographic elements include degrees of latitude and longitude, location of islands, capes, and rivers. Also includes decorative compass rose.
An account of the colony and fishery of Newfoundland, and the present state thereof
John Carter Brown Library, Annual Report, 1943. p. 18-23; Black, J.D., ed. Blathwayt Atlas, vol. II, map 7, no. 9
This account of the history, economy, and politics of Newfoundland was officially prepared for the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations in London and relates to the question of whether Newfoundland should be developed for landholders or for fisheries.The map, evidently made to accompany the report, was made by a practitioner of the Thames School of cartography and bears a striking resemblance to the map in the Library's Blathwayt Atlas (see 8189-7), also assembled for the Lords Commissioners.The manuscript was bought [by Capt. H. J. D. Millar] in 1742 from the estate of Mrs. Catherine Bridgeman in 1742; perhaps inherited by her from William Bridgeman (fl. 1667-1770), an official in the office of the secretary of state.