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A map of the Great River St. John and Waters

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Title

A map of the Great River St. John and Waters

Description

This is a map of the Saint John River and its tributaries in New Brunswick created in 1788.  It is thought to be the first map of this area that was relatively unknown by Whites until it was settled by United Empire Loyalists from the United States starting in 1783. New Brunswick became a separate British colony from Nova Scotia in 1784.  Based on surveys from 1784 to 1787, this map shows local communities at that time. It shows three "Negro Settlements" in rural areas near the mouth of the river near Long Reach, indicating the tendency to segregate Blacks.  When this exhibit was created, this map image was edited marking the three Black settlements with red 'house' icons to make them easier to see.

Creator

Captain Robert Campbell (surveyor)
Samuel John Neele (engraver)

Source

Library and Archives Canada

Date

July 10, 1788

Rights

Public Domain

Format

PNG

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Mikan no. 188452

Coverage

"A map of the great River St. John & waters, (the first ever published) from the Bay of Fundy, up to St. Ann's or Frederick's Town [cartographic material] : being little know by white people, until 1783: settled by the American Loyalists, then part of Nova Scotia, now called New Brunswick, from an actual survey, made in the years 1784, 85, 86, and 87 by Robert Campbell, serveyor...; S.I. Neele sculptor" - Library and Archives Canada