Collection 2011-006 - David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection

Nova Francia et Regiones Adjacentes Map of the British and French plantations in North America Le Isole di Terra Nuova e Capo Breton, Di Nuovo Projezione, by Antonio Zatta Plan du Port Royal dans l'Acadie, Appelle' Aujour d'par les Anglois Annapolis Roya... Tierra Nueva Plan de la Ville de Louisbourg dans l'Isle Royale by J.N. Bellin ; Vol. 1, No. 22 Map of the City of Halifax Carte Reduite Du Golphe De St. Laurent, Contenant l'Isle de Terre-Neuve et Partie de la Cost...

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David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection

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  • Cartographic material

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  • 1556-1800 (Creation)

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18 maps and charts

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Biographical history

David Janigan (March 3, 1930 - August 3, 2013) was a professor of pathology in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. He was born to Armenian refuguees who met and married in Halifax. Janigan taught at Dalhousie for many years and helped establish the David Janigan Teaching Awards to recognize excellence in teaching in the Faculty of Medicine. He married Marilyn Ann MacLean (December 14, 1933-June 22, 2009) of Sydney, Nova Scotia and the couple had one daughter, Karen Janigan. Marilyn graduated from the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. The Janigans began collecting maps in 1961 when David Janigan was studying medicine in England.

Custodial history

The David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection was donated to Dalhousie University in 2011. Prior to that, it was in the custody of David and Marilyn Janigan. Most maps were purchased by the Janigans from private dealers. In many cases, detailed information about the provenance of each map is available.

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Accession contains 18 historical maps of the Eastern Seaboard and Nova Scotia municipalities.

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Most of the maps have been described in Kenneth Kershaw, Early printed maps of Canada (Ancaster, Ont.: Kershaw Publishing, 1993).

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Historical maps of eastern Canada can also be found in the Pullen Map Collection (MS-2-756) and the Edward J. Mullaly Map collection (MS-2-46).

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  • English

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