This image is a hand-coloured map of Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island) by Jacques Nicolas Bellin from the Petit Atlas Maritime published in 1764. During the French colonial period, permanent settlement on Isle Royale grew to 4000. This map shows changes in placenames reflecting the French and Mi'kmaw presence.
Reference: Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University bi-map-711
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