A Plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifax
Mapmaker / Publisher: Harris, Moses
Size: 11" x 9"
This famous map was published in July of 1750 in the “Gentleman´s Magazine” and is known as the "Porcupine Map" due to the somewhat eccentric engraving of a porcupine in the lower right hand corner. Moses Harris was a noted eighteenth century entomologist who had training as a surveyor and who served in that capacity when he came with Cornwallis in 1749 and laid out the new town of Halifax in that year.