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Map of Eastern Canada with vignettes

Stock No. 23482 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: TALLIS, John.

East Canada and New Brunswick.
London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 340mm.

£150

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A detailed map of eastern Canada, with the St Lawrence River and the cities of Montreal and Quebec, within an ornate printed border and has vignettes of Quebec, American Indians, a bison and a mink.
Of interest is the reference to 'Madawaska Settlements', an area left in dispute by Britain and the United States after the Treaty of Versailles set the border between the U.S. and Canada. Matters were brought to a head when a US settler, John Baker, attempted to declare the area a republic in 1827. After a failed attempt at arbitration by the King of the Netherlands in 1831 and the non-violent 'Aroostook War' of 1838-9, the matter was included in the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842.
The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'The Illustrated Atlas, and Modern History of the World, Geographical Political, Commercial & Statistical', edited by Montgomery Martin, which was one of the last decorative atlases to be published.

Additional information

Dimensions 340 × 260 mm
Cartographer

Date

1851

Extra Info

East Canada and New Brunswick.

Publication

London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 340mm.

Condition

A good example.

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