Auction 100, Lot 125

"British America, Comprehending Canada, Labrador, New-Foundland, Nova Scotia &c.", Longman Co.

Subject: Canada

Period: 1808 (dated)

Publication: Atlas to Cruttwell's Gazetteer

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.2 x 13.2 inches
38.6 x 33.5 cm

Finely engraved sheet centered on Hudson Bay. Extends south to include Lake Ontario and Erie, and north to the coast in the Beaufort Sea above Buffalo Lake. Filled with fascinating notations (an area west of Lake Winnipeg is noted "The Climate of this Land is a great deal more temperate than Hudson's Bay"), and several notes concern recent discoveries. Names New North Wales, New South Wales, New Foundland. Good detail with Indian tribes, villages, forts and ports located.

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Condition: A+

Very nice hand coloring and good impression.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2002

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