"British Colonies in North America Drawn from the Best Authorities", Russell, John C.
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.
On a lightly toned sheet.