Auction 112, Lot 111

"[Lot of 2] West Canada [and] East Canada and New Brunswick", Tallis, John

Subject: Canada

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: The Illustrated Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

See Description

Matched pair of decorative steel engraved maps showing all of what was then called East and West Canada. Both maps are surrounded by fancy engraved borders. The former (12.6 x 10") covers the region of present-day Ontario and includes uncolored vignettes of Niagara Falls, an Indian encampment, Indians hunting bison, and river otters. The latter (13.4 x 10.3") is a fine map of the St. Lawrence River and New Brunswick. Two large and finely engraved vignettes: a group of North American Indians; and a lovely view of Quebec with numerous sailing ships and boats in the foreground. A third smaller vignette shows a bison.


Condition: B

Both with good impressions and original outline color. Vignettes and borders uncolored, as issued. Toning at edges.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/28/2005