Used by permission David Rumsey Maps
Excerpt from –
Author: Mathew Carey
Date: 1814
Short Title: British Possessions in North America
Publisher: Philadelphia: Mathew Carey

Note the intricate detail of the rivers and lakes, the "highways" of the time.
"… the shores (of Nova Scotia) are everywhere indented with harbours, rivers, coves and bays, in most places communicating with the waters of the interior of the Country, scarcely any part of which is thirty miles distant from navigation…" Thomas Chandler Haliburton