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Auction 168, Lot 113

"British America, Comprehending Canada, Labrador, New-foundland, Nova Scotia &c:", Cruttwell, Clement

Subject: Canada

Period: 1808 (dated)

Publication: Atlas to Cruttwell's Gazetteer

Color: Hand Color

15.1 x 13.3 inches
38.4 x 33.8 cm

Scarce map of Canada that extends from Greenland across the continent to Great Slave Lake (here called Arathapescow Lake) north of today's Alberta. Delineates the lands of the Copper, Dog Ribb'd, and Northern Indians. Shows a small portion of coastline far to the north on the Beaufort Sea at the delta of the Copper River. Good detail of the river and lake systems from Great Slave Lake to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. The Mississippi River's source lies just south of Lake Winnipeg. The map is filled with fascinating notations (an area east of Lake Winnipeg is noted "The Climate of this Land is a great deal more temperate than Hudson's Bay"), and several notes concern recent discoveries. Locates the Great Bank and numerous smaller fishing banks. Extends to name Pennsylvania, New York and New England. Engraved by Neele and published by Longman & Co.


Condition: B

Light toning that is more pronounced along the centerfold, with two holes along the centerfold (one at top in Baffin's Bay and the other below the bottom neatline) that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/6/2018