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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Bouchette, Joseph; Bouchette, Joseph Jun.; Wyld, James, 1812-1887
Date:
1831
Short Title:
Map of the Provinces of Lower & Upper Canada.
Publisher:
James Wyld
London
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
98
Obj Width cm:
188
Scale 1:
887,040
Note:
First edition, to accompany the author's "British Dominions in North America." A later enlarged edition was published in New York by Sherman & Smith in 1846 (see our #5071), reprinted with additions in 1852, 1853 (no significant changes)(see NMM 479 for an atlas edition of the map, 1853). Joseph Bouchette Junior carried on his father's work and this map is a worthy successor to the elder Bouchette's 1815 map of Upper and Lower Canada. The scale is almost three times as large and the size of the map is doubled. A list of authorities is given, all Canadian, ending with "several important American Authorities" (which are unnamed). Lands belonging to the Canada Company are shown. There is a great deal of detail in the U.S. portions of the map, and attention is paid to the Maine boundary dispute with a note - but only the British claim line is shown. Outline color by state. Map has green cloth edging and is dissected into 35 sections. Folds with blue paper end sheets into a new gray cloth folding case 28x21.5 with "Upper And Lower Canada J. Bouchette, Jr. 1831" stamped in gilt on the spine.
Reference:
Winearls 85; Thomson , Men and Meridians, p 264-269; Farrell, p157-158; TMC 36, p15; P-Maps p196; cf NMM479.
Country:
Canada
State/Province:
New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island
Region:
Lower Canada; Upper Canada
Full Title:
To His most Excellent Majesty King William IVth. This Map of the Provinces of Lower & Upper Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Prince Edward Island, With A Large Section Of The United States, Compiled from the latest & most approved Astronomical observations, Authorities & recent Surveys, Is ... most humbly & gratefully dedicated by ... Joseph Bouchette Junr. Deputy Surveyor General of the Province Of Lower Canada. Engraved by J. & C. Walker, Bernard Street, Russel Square. Published ... by James Wyld ... Charing Cross, London May 2nd 1831. (inset) The British Dominions in North America. (inset) The Gulf Of St. Lawrence, shewing the Geographical position of the Principal Headlands ...
List No:
4436.000
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
J. & C. Walker
Publication Author:
Bouchette, Joseph Jun.; Wyld, James, 1812-1887
Pub Date:
1831
Pub Title:
To His most Excellent Majesty King William IVth. This Map of the Provinces of Lower & Upper Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Prince Edward Island, With A Large Section Of The United States, Compiled from the latest & most approved Astronomical observations, Authorities & recent Surveys, Is ... most humbly & gratefully dedicated by ... Joseph Bouchette Junr. Deputy Surveyor General of the Province Of Lower Canada. Engraved by J. & C. Walker, Bernard Street, Russel Square. Published ... by James Wyld ... Charing Cross, London May 2nd 1831. (inset) The British Dominions in North America. (inset) The Gulf Of St. Lawrence, shewing the Geographical position of the Principal Headlands ...
Pub Reference:
Winearls 85; Thomson , Men and Meridians, p 264-269; Farrell, p157-158; TMC 36, p15; P-Maps p196; cf NMM479.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
4436.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
28
Pub Width cm:
20
Image No:
4436000
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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