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Auction 123, Lot 151

"Northern America British, Russian & Danish Possessions in North America", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Canada and Alaska

Period: 1855 (circa)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 12.8 inches
39.9 x 32.5 cm

A fine steel engraved map of Canada showing all the provinces and locating major rivers, lakes, and cities. Today's British Columbia and Yukon are here called New Georgia. Regions that make up today's Northwest Territory and Alberta are labeled Mackenzie River, Peace River, Athabasca, English River, Lesser Slave Lake, and Churchill. Area extends to show most of Greenland and the Russian Possessions in Alaska, here called Russian Possessions. Very nice example.


Condition: A

A faint brown spot near Iceland and a little marginal toning or foxing, still very good.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/20/2008