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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Bouchette, Joseph; Wyld, James, 1812-1887
Date:
1831
Short Title:
Map of the District Of Montreal, Lower Canada.
Publisher:
James Wyld
London
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
100
Obj Width cm:
228
Scale 1:
174,240
Note:
Issued to accompany the author's "British Dominions..." of 1832. In the preface, referring to this map and the map of Quebec, Bouchette states "In the general frame work of the maps of Lower Canada, which are upon a large and explanatory scale, the author was materially aided by his previous topographical exhibit of that province, published in 1815...but the details are entirely new and compiled, with the greatest care, from numerous original surveys and documents of indubitable authenticity, that have enabled him to lay down every minutia of topography." And on the last page of volume one, the maps are stated to be "hitherto unequaled for local precision." Essentially, this map of Montreal District and the sister map of Quebec are of the same large scale of the 1815 Map of Lower Canada, but actually enlarge the area of coverage (the mother map was already over ten feet long) to a combined length of over fifteen feet, all with massive updating to show the growth of settlement and survey. The Montreal map also emphasizes the Rideau Canal with a large inset map and by adding that portion of Upper Canada through with the canal passes (the text refers to the canal as Canada's equivalent of the Erie Canal). Another remarkable production by Bouchette. Map has outline color and is dissected into 33 sections. Folds with marbled end sheets into a half leather marbled paper covered slip case 35x23.5 with "Montreal" stamped in gilt on the spine.
Reference:
Winearls 515; Thomson , Men and Meridians, p 264-269; TMC 36, p15.
Country:
Canada
State/Province:
Quebec
City:
Montreal (Quebec)
Region:
Lower Canada; Rideau Canal
Full Title:
To his most Excellent Majesty, King William IV, this Topographical Map of the District Of Montreal, Lower Canada, Exhibiting The New Civil Division of the District into Counties pursuant to a recent act of the Provincial Legislature; also a large section of Upper Canada, Traversed by the Rideau Canal, Is ... most humbly & gratefully dedicated by ... Joseph Bouchette, His Majesty's Surveyor General of the Province and Lieutt. Colonel C.M. Engraved by J. & C. Walker, 47 Bernard Street, Russel Square. Published by James Wyld ... Charing Cross, London May 2nd 1831. (inset) Continuation of the Rideau Canal from Rideau Lake at A to Kingston.
List No:
4434.001
Series No:
2
Engraver or Printer:
J. & C. Walker
Publication Author:
Bouchette, Joseph; Wyld, James, 1812-1887
Pub Date:
1831
Pub Title:
To his most Excellent Majesty, King William IV, this Topographical Map of the District Of Montreal, Lower Canada, Exhibiting The New Civil Division of the District into Counties pursuant to a recent act of the Provincial Legislature; also a large section of Upper Canada, Traversed by the Rideau Canal, Is ... most humbly & gratefully dedicated by ... Joseph Bouchette, His Majesty's Surveyor General of the Province and Lieutt. Colonel C.M. Engraved by J. & C. Walker, 47 Bernard Street, Russel Square. Published by James Wyld ... Charing Cross, London May 2nd 1831. (inset) Continuation of the Rideau Canal from Rideau Lake at A to Kingston.
Pub Reference:
Winearls 515; Thomson , Men and Meridians, p 264-269; TMC 36, p15.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
4434.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
35
Pub Width cm:
24
Image No:
4434001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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