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Town and Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia As They Appear from the Opposite Shore Called Dartmouth (1759)

Picture, 1777, English

Town and Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia As They Appear from the Opposite Shore Called Dartmouth (1759)

Picture, 1777, English

Notes

Inscribed in the plate, l.l.:Serres pinx. R. Short delint: l.r. Mason Sculp.; b.: TO the Right Honourable, George Dunk Earl of Halifax [coat of arms] HIS Majesty's Principal Secretary of STATE, &c. &c. &c / THIS PLATE representing the Town and Harbour of HALIFAX in NOVA SCOTIA / As they appear from the opposite Shore called Dartmouth / Representation de la Ville et du Port, de HALIFAX dans la NOUVELLE ECOSSE, / comme ils paroissent de Rivage oppose, appelle Dartmouth. / Is most humbly INSCRIBED by his LORDSHIP'S most devoted Servant R. Short. / Published Ap. 25th 1777 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.; l.l. (key): 1 St Paul's, 2 St Mather's, 3 Governor's House, 4 Market Place, 5 George Street,; l.r. (key): 6 Duke Street, 7 Major's Houses & Wharf, 888 South Middle & North Batteries. View keyed in pen and black ink (from information provided by Harry Piers, 1912); see Acc. File JRR Correspondence, etc., Maritime Provinces, pp. 45-6) 9-14, 17 (in error for 15); Inscribed in pen and black ink over pencil, u.c.: Halifax, N,S. from the Dartmouth looking west southwest.; This view is taken from the shore, where is now situated the Nova Scotia Hospital fro the Insane ("Mount Hope"), a mile south eastward of the / town of Dartmouth. Watermark, probably of Dupuy (cf. Heawood 1317), c.: [eagle] One of six Halifax views first published by Short in 1764. Republished by Boydell in 1777 (Accs. JRR 48-9, 51-3, 2199) and again somewhat later (Accs. X 76-19 to 23 & 52). Another (later) impression, Acc. X 76-21; on wove paper; Acc. C 1-29b is a photograph, 190-?, of it. deVolpi 10; Spendlove pp. 11-12 & pl. 24. Serres' oil is in Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (D.B. Webster, Georgian Canada, 1984, no. 6, illus.); Short's pencil and grey wash drawing is in Art Gallery of Hamilton (Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada in the Nineteenth Century, no. 88, illus, p. 17). JRR(1912) 416. NOV 9 1988

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Etching on laid paper. Laid down on wove paper

Extent

327 x 505; 371 x 530; 418 x 600 mm

Provenance

Gift of J. Ross Robertson

Contributor

Boydell, John (firm, London), Piers, Harry, 1870-1940, Serres, Dominic, 1719-1793 after, Short, Richard, fl. 1747-1766

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

JRR 51 Cab IV (Short)