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A geographical history of Nova Scotia

Author [Anon.]
Title A geographical history of Nova Scotia
Imprint London: Paul Vaillant
Date of Publication 1749
Language English
Notes This is one of the earliest printed accounts of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, which describes the rival claims of the French and British to the region. Writing for prospective settlers, the anonymous author in the preface says he has drawn on his own observations and those of the French Jesuit priest turned historian Pierre Charlevoix when writing his book. He stresses the importance of Nova Scotia to British trade and the security of the other British North American settlements in view of increasing tensions with French settlers (which eventually led to war). The book also includes descriptions of the Indians living in the area and their relations with the European settlers.
Shelfmark RB.s.2704
Reference Sources Bookseller's catalogue
Acquired on 11/04/08
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