Auction 127, Lot 143

"Hunter & Pickup's Panoramic Guide from Niagara Falls to Quebec", Hunter, William S.

Subject: Canada & New York, Niagara Falls

Period: 1866 (dated)


Color: Black & White

6 x 132 inches
15.2 x 335.3 cm

This spectacular pocket strip map is eleven feet long! It shows the entire river interspersed with numerous vignettes and engraved views including bird's-eye views of the numerous towns and villages along the shore. It is untitled so we've use the title on the cover. It folds into yellow paper covers with the 66-page text, featuring a fine title page ("Hunter's Panoramic Guide from Niagara to Quebec Price One Dollar") showing a Native American looking toward the falls, and many wood engravings throughout. This later edition appears to be the same map as the 1857 edition but with a few more pages in the guide. Published by Hunter & Pickup, printed by John Lovell. Advertisement on back cover "Pickup's News Office" states the firm has "constantly on hand, Provincial, American and European Newspapers, Periodicals" and more. A scarce issue that we've not previously seen in this edition.


Condition: B

The map is very good with some occasional soiling or staining. The covers are worn and stained, and the spine is worn away.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 2/25/2009