Auction 149, Lot 102

"British Colonies in North America Drawn from the Best Authorities", Russell, John C.

Subject: Canada

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: Guthries New System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

18 x 15.6 inches
45.7 x 39.6 cm

This map of Canada and the Arctic is centered on Hudson's Bay and extends south to include the Great Lakes and part of the Mississippi River. There is good detail of the rivers and lakes in the region, as well as mountains, cities, and Indian territories. Numerous notes are included, such as "Large Lake abounding with Salmon-Trout & Pike" by Sandwich Bay, "A remarkable Rock the Current makes a noise like a Pot boiling" just north of the Rockies, and plenty of information about the various explorations of the region. As the map ventures farther to the north and the west, the detail grows more sparse. Published by Dilly & Robinson.

References: Kershaw #397.

Condition: B+

On a lightly toned sheet.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/21/2014