Nova Scotia Archives’ map collection is extensive and frequently referenced. To facilitate easier access to these essential resources we regularly digitize the materials and make them available online.
All the single map items featured elsewhere within this website have been duplicated and brought together here in one exhibit, arranged chronologically by the date of creation for each
City Atlas of Halifax, Nova Scotia. From Actual Surveys and Records by and under the supervision of H.W. Hopkins, civil engineer. Provincial Survey and Pub. Co. G. B. Vandervoort Manager. 1878.
"The Great Map", published in 1834 by William MacKay, is important as the first printed map to present the entire interior of Nova Scotia, Compiled from Actual and Recent Surveys. It was a great effort then in size and scope, but unfortunately its greatness was neither achieved by the mapmaker himself, nor by the subsequent history of the product, which nevertheless remains a remarkable accomplishment for its time.