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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Bouchette, Joseph
Date:
1846
Short Title:
Cover: Provinces of Canada.
Publisher:
Sherman & Smith
New York
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
30
Obj Width cm:
21
Reference:
Winearls 152.3; Thomson , Men and Meridians, p 264-269; Farrell, p157-158; TMC 36, p15; P-Maps p196 (1831 edition); NMM479.
Country:
Canada
State/Province:
New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island
Region:
Lower Canada; Upper Canada
Full Title:
(Covers to) Map Of The Provinces Of Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. With A Large Section Of The United States And Exhibiting The Boundary Of The British Dominions in North America. According To The Treaties Of 1842 & 1846. Compiled from the latest and most approved Astronomical observations, Authorities and recent Surveys. By Joseph Bouchette Depy. Survr. Genl. L.C. 1846. Entered ... 1846, by Joseph Bouchette ... Canada. Entered ... 1846 by Joseph Bouchette ... New York. Engraved by Sherman & Smith New York. (with 5 inset maps).
List No:
5071A
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
Bayfield, Capt.; Debarres, Jos. F.; Holland; Jones, John; Logan, W.E.; Owen, Capt.; Wright
Publication Author:
Bouchette, Joseph Jun.
Pub Date:
1846
Pub Title:
Map Of The Provinces Of Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. With A Large Section Of The United States And Exhibiting The Boundary Of The British Dominions in North America. According To The Treaties Of 1842 & 1846. Compiled from the latest and most approved Astronomical observations, Authorities and recent Surveys. By Joseph Bouchette Depy. Survr. Genl. L.C. 1846. Entered ... 1846, by Joseph Bouchette ... Canada. Entered ... 1846 by Joseph Bouchette ... New York. Engraved by Sherman & Smith New York. (with 5 inset maps).
Pub Reference:
Winearls 152.3; Thomson , Men and Meridians, p 264-269; Farrell, p157-158; TMC 36, p15; P-Maps p196 (1831 edition); NMM479.
Pub Note:
First edition. This map is an extensive revision and redrawing on the same scale of Bouchette's 1831 map of Upper and Lower Canada (see our #4436). The map is extended east to include all of Nova Scotia and further north to include Anticosti Island. New inset maps are added of Environs of Montreal, Lake Superior, and the Niagara District, and the other insets of Newfoundland and British North America are thoroughly revised. The changes to the U.S./Canadian boundaries in Oregon (1846) and Maine (1842) are shown, as well as the first three, short Canadian railways (compared to a large number shown underway in the U.S.). In addition, there are many other revisions to the main map, well documented by Winearls. Copyrights are given for Canada and New York. NMM 479 is a folio atlas version of the six sheets of this map issued in 1853. Winearls lists two later editions of the map in 1852 and 1853. To us, the most interesting aspect of this edition is the fact it was engraved and printed in New York by Sherman and Smith, rather than in London by J. & C. Walker and James Wyld as with the 1831 edition. The style is very definitely "New York" - bold and visually striking. This is the second large Canadian map drawn by Canadians that was engraved in America - after the map of the Canadas by David Taylor, 1834 (see our #4691). It is a most beautiful and rare map. Full color by county. Map is dissected into three sheets of 16 sections each. Map has silk edging, and folds with green plain end sheets into a burgundy leather slip case with "Bouchette's Map Of British North America 1846." stamped in gold.
Pub List No:
5071.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
3
Pub Height cm:
30
Pub Width cm:
21
Image No:
5071A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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