Antique Maps of North America & Canada

(Sketch Map) Dominion of Canada. Albert Railway of New Brunswick.

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ANON.

Origin: Unknown publication date or place.

A large scale map of the area around the Bay of Fundy, shows the north coast of Nova Scotia, and southern New Brunswick. Saint John is named and marked as is the 'Inter Colonial Railway' and the 'Albert Railway'.

Condition: Coloured lithograph: signs of old folds, light soiling, otherwise good condition.

Size: 430 x 520mm (17 x 20½ inches).

Reference: 9316

Price: £45

A New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia, New France or Canada...…

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JEFFERYS, Thomas.

Origin: London, c.1750.

A map of New England from Boston to the St Laurence. Showing Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. With inset plans of Fort Dauphin, Quebec and Louisbourg. Also inset map of the Eastern Seaboard, the North Atlantic and across to Europe. There is a note on the verso to indicate that it came from the 'Gentlemans' Magazine, 1746'.

Condition: Coloured; signs of old folds from a smaller voloume, loss of printed line border in left margin, now restored with blank paper with the line reinstated in ink, some light restoration to top left corner, otherwise a good example.

Size: 350 x 470mm (13¾ x 18½ inches).

Reference: 12217

Price: £160

A New Map of North America...…

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WELLS, Edward.

Origin: Oxford, 1700.

Edward Wells, mathematician, geographer and divine was born 1667 and died 1727. Educated at Westminster school and later at Christchurch Oxford. A teacher of geography, he dedicated his atlas to William, Duke of Gloucester. This map, engraved by M. Burghers, features the island of California, named New Albion, discovered by Sir Francis Drake anno 1577. The general outline of the continent follows Father Louis Hennepin's cartography with the discoveries in the Mississippi valley attributed to him. However, the map makes use of fresh sources, especially in the region under English control. Several English settlements are located along the eastern seaboard. A New French Settlement in the mouth of the Mississippi relates to d'Iberville's colony at Biloxi, founded in 1699. The most notable alteration in the interior is the Ohio River, which is named the Hotico R. It is shown flowing through the Apalachin M., which inexplicably run east-west in an arc that encloses the Spanish possessions of Florida. The Northwest consists of Parts as yet unknown, the Great Lakes are rather distorted, and a large mythical lake still appears in Carolina. This is the third state of the plate with additional names added to the Great Lakes.

Condition: Uncoloured; water stain to upper right corner, expertly repaired right hand margin and left margin extended for no apparent reason, both away from the printed line border, nicks and short tears to edges of margins, otherwise a good example..

Size: 370 x 495mm (14½ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12226

Price: £780

A New Map of the Province of Lower Canada Describing all the Seigneuries, Townships, Grants of Land &c. Compiled from plans deposited in the Patent Office Quebec.

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WYLD, James.

Origin: London, 1843.

A detailed map Lower Canada, showing the Districts of Montreal, Three Rivers, Quebec and Gaspé and also parts of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and New Brunswick.

Condition: Original colour; light marginal toning in places, light print offset, slightly darker in places, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 580 x 880mm (22¾ x 34¾ inches).

Reference: 11530

Price: £320

A New Map of the Province of Upper Canada Describing all the New Settlements, Townships, &c. with the Countries Adjacent from Quebec to Lake Huron. Compiled from the Original Manuscripts in the Surveyor General's Office.

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WYLD, James.

Origin: London, 1843.

A detailed map of Upper Canada, showing Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario. The cities of Toronto and Buffalo are clearly marked.

Condition: Original colour; light marginal toning in places, light print offset, slightly darker in places, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 575 x 865mm (22¾ x 34 inches).

Reference: 11571

Price: £480

A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg.

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[KITCHIN, Thomas.].

Origin: London Magazine, 1745 - c.1780

A plan of Louisbourg on the north east coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, from the London Magazine. Shows the English Battery, the fortification of Louisbourg and the location where the English landed on April 30, 1745. Louisbourg later became the location for the battle between the French and Canadians against the British and Americans on 27th July 1758, part of the so called 'Seven Year War' (1757-1762)..

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 195 x 110mm (7¾ x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 9488

Price: £55

Alaska.

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ANON.

Origin: [London, c.1880].

A fairly modern map of Alaska, no names of cartographer or publisher.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; fine condition.

Size: 275 x 395mm (10¾ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 12279

Price: £23

An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence, from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti...…

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JEFFERYS, Thomas.

Origin: London, Robert Sayer, 1771.

This detailed two sheet chart of the St Laurence River by Thomas Jefferys was originally published in 1757 and appeared in the famous "American Atlas" and Kitchin's "General Atlas" over a number of years - a reflection of the charts popularity and success. This is the later edition published by Robert Sayer and dated 1771. It covers the St.Laurence from Lake Ontario to Labrador and Nova Scotia, showing in great detail the Seaway, depth soundings and anchorages, with inset enlargements and text annotations, also further information of relevance to the navigator along this most important route to the North American interior.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning, minor staining and soiling, old paper repairs folds and splits, visible on verso, nicks and short tears to edges of margins, otherwise a fair to good example.

Size: 590 x 940mm (23¼ x 37 inches).

Reference: 12229

Price: £320

Boston with Charleston and Roxbury.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Chapman & Hall, 1842.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, engraved by B.R. Davies, shows the railways, layout of the city and bridges. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, some minor soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 365 x 300mm (14¼ x 11¾ inches).

Reference: 10663

Price: £120

Boston.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

A superbly detailed steel engraved plan of the city, with fine vignettes of Boston and Bunker's Hill Monument. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor marginal age-toning, trimmed by binder close to title at the top, with no loss of printed surface, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 260 x 325mm (10¼ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 11154

Price: £150

British America.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

With vignette views of Montreal, whale fishing, a seal and a polar bear. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; trimmed at bottom edge just catching publishers imprint, very minor marginal age-toning, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 270 x 330mm (10¾ x 13 inches).

Reference: 7466

Price: £150

Carte des Possessions Angloises dans L'Amerique Septentrionale.

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IMBERT, J. Leopold.

Origin: Paris, 1777.

The first edition of J. Leopold Imbert's map of the Theatre of War in North America, showing the British Colonies in North America and extending to Mississippi River Valley. Imbert's map is best known in the second edition, which credits J.B. Eliot as the map maker. J.B. Eliot's map of the United States is one of the very few to address the boundaries of the United States based upon Article II of the Provisional Treaty between the Americans and the British, negotiated and signed in Paris by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Jay, and Henry Laurens for the Americans on November 30, 1782. Jean-Baptiste Eliot was one of the French military engineers sent to join the staff of George Washington shortly after France's alliance with the Americans was officially recognised in May, 1778. Eliot's unique role as one of the "Ingenuers des Etats Unis" may have allowed him early access to the details of the Provisional Treaty before it left Paris. In preparing his Provisional Treaty map, Eliot utilized the Imbert map as a basic template. The red lines on the present map are of great interest, reflecting the borders of the settled area of the former Thirteen Colonies, plus Nova Scotia ("Acadie") and Newfoundland, the latter two being Loyalist strongholds that remained British colonies. The large inset in the lower right of the map features the Floridian peninsula, the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles, lands still controlled by various European powers.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning and minor soiling, some spotting, small nicks and short tears to the edges of the paper, otherwise good condition.

Size: 540 x 730mm (21¼ x 28¾ inches).

Reference: 12280

Price: £1900

Chart of Norton Sound and of Bherings Strait made by the East Cape of Asia and the West Point of America.

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HOGG, Alexander.

Origin: London, c.1795.

A chart of the Bering Strait, showing the tracks of Cook, and later by George Vancouver, William Bligh, Charles Clerke, John Gore and James King. Gives the date July 3rd 1779, five months after Cook met his death on the Sandwich Islands.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor age-toning to margins, otherwise good condition.

Size: 210 x 330mm (8¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 8286

Price: £48

Chart of the Island of Newfoundland.

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BUNNEY & GOLD.

Origin: London, Bunney & Gold, 1801.

A detailed map of Newfoundland probably published in the 'The Naval Chronicle'. Kershaw 'Early Printed Maps of Canada vol II' states in entry 562 the Bunney & Gold chart 1802, with the the publication date printed along the bottom edge of the border as Nov. 1st 1802 (I think this might be an error). This example has the date 1801. He further states - Although the engraving is a very close copy of the segment of the DesBarres chart containing just Newfoundland, close inspection shows that this is an entirely new plate.

Condition: Uncoloured; old folds from a smaller volume, short tear to fold at right hand margin, light print offset, trimmed close at right hand edge by binder, with just enough paper to facilitate framing, otherwise a good example.

Size: 375 x 330mm (14¾ x 13 inches).

Reference: 12474

Price: £150

Der Noerdlichetheil des Grossenwelt Meeres...…

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WEIMAR, GEOGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT.

Origin: Weimar, 1826.

From the 'Atlas von Amerika'. Basically a map of the North Pacific, shows the Islands of Japan right the way across to California and the Bay of Monterey. Originally done by C G Reichard in 1804, the 'known' coastline of Alaska coloured red the same as that of Russia prior to the purchase by the USA in 1867. The northern coast remains unexplored.

Condition: Original outline colour; fine condition.

Size: 520 x 680mm (20½ x 26¾ inches).

Reference: 7881

Price: £290

East Canada and New Brunswick.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co.1851.

East Canada from Montreal to New Brunswick, with insets of Quebec and North American Indians. The Railroad is shown between Montreal and Canaan and continuing on to Portland - also Quebec to St. Andrew and Dalhousie to Halifax. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; very minor spotting and marginal soiling, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 255 x 335mm (10 x 13¼ inches).

Reference: 7443

Price: £58

FLORIDA Info - Map.

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RAND McNALLY & Company.

Origin: Chicago, Illinois, c.1940.

A delightful folding road map of Florida, produced by Rand McNally *& Co. for the Gulf oil company. ONe side shows the whole of Florida and the verso eight smaller maps covering Western Florida, Jacksonville, Miami Beach, Cuba, Miami, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, Orlando and St. Petersburg, Tampa and vicinity. There is also a Florida mileage chart. There is also a Florida Fishing Chart and chart of Wild Life.

Condition: Coloured, lithograph; old folds with slight wear and small holes at the intersections, some minor soiling on verso, otherwise remarkably good for the year.

Size: 1000 x 450mm (39¼ x 17¾ inches).

Reference: 15502

Price: £190

Kaart van het Westelyk Gedeelte van Nieuw Mexico en van California.

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TIRION, Isaak.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1765.

A detailed map of California after the Jesuits, shows north of San Diego to Kaap de la Conversion? and the whole of Baja California.

Condition: Original colour; fine condition with no faults.

Size: 325 x 350mm (12¾ x 13¾ inches).

Reference: 7329

Price: £480

Map of the South-Western Portion of the United States and of Sonora and Chihuahua to illustrate the paper by Dr W. A. Bell.

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RAVENSTEIN, E.G.

Origin: London, 1870.

A map showing parts of Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Kansas and also the whole of Nevada, Utah, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Shows the route of Dr Bell 1867-68. Published for the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society by J. Murray.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; very light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 225 x 370mm (8¾ x 14½ inches).

Reference: 10800

Price: £45

Mexico, California, Texas &c.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, London Printing & Publishing Co., 1851.

This state of the map has an extra key: "The newly discovered GOLD districts Coloured thus", with a yellow stripe down the centre of California. With engraved vignettes including a view of panning for gold and the ruins at Uxmal, Yucatan. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; very minor marginal soiling, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 260 x 330mm (10¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 7471

Price: £260

New York.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, 1840.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, engraved by J.Henshall, shows the city grid system as far north as 41st Street, with the proposed pier and bason on the Hudson. Inset views of Broadway and City Hall.From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 305 x 380mm (12 x 15 inches).

Reference: 10670

Price: £190

Newfoundland & Nova Scotia.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

Steel engraving, with vignettes of a Cod Fishery off Newfoundland, the view of Nova Scotia replaced by a deep rock channel to a natural harbour. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; trimmed close at upper edge close to scrolling of title, slight marginal age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 260 x 330mm (10¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 7505

Price: £58

North America.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, The London Printing & Publishing Co.1851.

An attractive steel plate engraving of North and Central America from Greenland to Panama with several decorative vignettes showing Eskimo, Indians, the Niagara falls and various fauna. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; short repaired tear to left-hand margin just effecting the decorative border and the Wafiti Deer vignette, hardly noticable, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 350 x 240mm (13¾ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 8133

Price: £190

Nova Virginiae Tabula.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

Originally done by Jodocus Hondius after John Smith's map. This is state 2 of the plate with G Blaeu's name in place of Hondius, Blaeu purchased the plate from Hondius in 1629 and the imprints where altered to reflect the new ownership.

Condition: Fine original colour; slight age-tonig caused by the text on the verso, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 375 x 485mm (14¾ x 19 inches).

Reference: 8662

Price: £1450

Philadelphia.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, SDUK, 1840.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, with inset views of The United States Bank and Exchange. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor spotting and very light soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 380 x 300mm (15 x 11¾ inches).

Reference: 10694

Price: £78

Quebek, de Hoofdstad van Kanada.

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[TIRION, Isaac].

Origin: Amsterdam, 1769.

A map of the St Laurence river naming Quebec and showing the English siege and attack on Quebec that resulted in the city's capture and ultimately the end of the French - Indian War. Tirion closely copied the details from a similar plan by Thomas Jefferys. The naval and army positions are graphically depicted, with a key in the upper right corner. There is a small inset of "De Rivier boven Quebek" in the upper left corner. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose.

Condition: Coloured; signs of old folds from a smaller volume, short tear at fold in top margin, short tear to right hand side and trimmed to neat line border from the binding, masking tape along top edge from an old mount, otherwise good.

Size: 330 x 430mm (13 x 17 inches).

Reference: 12225

Price: £120

The Reaches of New York City.

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BUMSTEAD, Albert. H. et al.

Origin: Baltimore, A. Hoen & co., 1939

A highly detailed and decorative folding map issued as a supplement in the National Geographic Magazine. The map extends from Philadelphia and New Jersey to Albany on the Hudson and includes all of Long Island, with New York central. At a scale of about 8 miles to one inch, the map shows physical and topographical details with interesting historical and touristic notations. The map is designed in traditional style with artistic embellishments such as cartouches and figures. The border is made up of illustrations of locations and pastimes, with portraits of prominent Americans down both sides. The elegant outer border cleverly interweaves the decorative vignettes and portraits of notable American figures within a bridge girder-like design.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; signs of old folds, overall a fine example.

Size: 710 x 640mm (28 x 25¼ inches).

Reference: 15487

Price: £240

United States.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

An attractive steel plate engraving of the United States with vignettes showing Buffalo hunting, Indians and the Washington Monument. Also included are two portraits of Washington and Franklin. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; slight age-toning to top edge, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 7489

Price: £230

Virginiæ partis australis et Floridæ partis orientalis, interjacacentiumq. regionum Nova Descriptio.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650. Dutch text edition.

This map was based on the prototype map of the region by Mercator, but with considerable improvements for the Carolinas, which were heavily contracted by Mercator. Among the many new names that appear are Jamestown and Newport Quays.

Condition: Fine original colour; some minor age-toning caused by the text on the verso, light spotting, more noticable in the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 8661

Price: £950

Virginiæ partis australis et Floridæ partis orientalis, interjacentiumq. regionum Nova Descriptio.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1642. German text edition.

This map was based on the prototype map of the region by Mercator, but with considerable improvements for the Carolinas, which were heavily contracted by Mercator.

Condition: Coloured; light marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 10863

Price: £1100

Virginiae item et Floridae.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius & Johannis CLOPPENBURG, 1632.

Virginia and Florida after John White and Le Moyne, who in turn drew heavily on accounts from the French explorers and also the Indians, this information was at times notoriously unreliable and lead to many misconceptions which perpetuated for well over 100 years. From the rare Cloppenburg edition - a larger format edition of Mercator's pocket atlas.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight age-toning of paper, minor staining and minor defects to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 190 x 255mm (7½ x 10 inches).

Reference: 7779

Price: £480

West Canada.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

West Canada and the Great Lakes, Huron to Ontario. Insets of Kingston and the Niagara Falls. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 255 x 320mm (10 x 12½ inches).

Reference: 7451

Price: £110