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Canada
Canada
Printed map. "Drawn & engraved by J. Bartholomew, Edinr. F.R.G.S." Visual scale [31 mm=100 British miles]. Includes "Reference to the counties". Taken from an atlas; source unconfirmed. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada &c.
Canada &c.
Printed map. "Drawn & engraved by I. Dower, Pentonville, London." Visual scale [38 mm=200 English statute miles]. Includes inset: The Island of Newfoundland divided into districts. Geological cross section above the map's lower neat line. In upper margin, "XXXVIII" and "School atlas 32". Map is likely from an atlas; source unconfirmed. Donated by Dr. Walter Peace, December 2016.
Canada : the Province of Ontario, and part of Quebec
Canada : the Province of Ontario, and part of Quebec
Printed map. Two visual scales [61 mm=70 geographical miles & 53 mm=70 British statute miles]. Includes inset, "Environs of Montreal." Also includes 2 numbered lists, "Ontario, reference to the counties &c" and "Quebec, counties [and] districts". In upper right margin, "51". Taken from an atlas; source unconfirmed. Probably from same original source as McMaster maps RMC_107357 and RMC_107358. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada : the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland
Canada : the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland
Printed map. Two visual scales [52 mm=70 British statute miles & 60 mm=70 geographical miles]. Includes inset, "Newfoundland." Also includes list of "Quebec counties [and] districts" numbered 27 to 58, with introductory note, "1 to 26 see Map No. 51." In upper right margin, "50". Taken from an atlas; source unconfirmed. Probably from same original source as McMaster maps RMC_107357 and RMC_107359. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada West formerly Upper Canada
Canada West formerly Upper Canada
Printed map. "[Entered] according to act of Congress, in the year 1850, by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co., in the Clerk's office...." Visual scale [40 mm=50 miles]. Includes insets: The City of Toronto and its environs and Vicinity of the Falls of Niagara. Reprinted with same title and imprint in [1851] and [1854]. Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 96 (9a), p. 36: "L Superior inset deleted and two new insets added: 'THE CITY OF / TORONTO / AND ITS ENVIRONS' approx 1" to 3 miles, 'VICINITY / OF / THE FALLS / OF / NIAGARA' approx 1" to 9 miles; district names dropped; cos added: Bruce, Lambton, Huron, Perth, Waterloo, Halton, Wentworth, Peterborough, Renfrew; railways and proposed railways in Niagara inset." Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada West formerly Upper Canada
Canada West formerly Upper Canada
Printed map. Visual scale [40 mm=50 miles]. Includes inset: continuation northwest to Lake Superior. In lower right margin, "4." Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 96 (8), p. 36: "In S.A. Mitchell, A New Universal Atlas (Philadelphia: S.A. Mitchell 1849), plate 4...; also in A New Universal Atlas (Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. 1850)..., and in the 1851 ed published by Thomas Cowperthwait...." Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada West or Upper Canada
Canada West or Upper Canada
Printed map. "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by J.H. Colton, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York". Map shows railways, roads, canals, counties, cities, towns and villages. Visual scale. Includes two insets: Wolf Island at the commencement of the River St. Lawrence, and Vicinity of the Welland Canal & Niagara Falls. In lower right margin, "No. 6." Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 196 (4b), p. 68: [In Colton's Atlas of the World (New York: 1855)], "copy with the add of 'No. 6' at bottom right, Barrie-Collingwood railway shown completed, railway line from Pt Huron west, and sometimes with 'Clks' instead of 'Clerks' in registration statement; also in Coltons's Atlas of the World (New York: 1856)". Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada and Nova Scotia
Canada and Nova Scotia
2 visual scales; one has "British statute miles 69 1/2 to a degree". "Engd. by W. Dassauville Edinb." Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, V1/1100 - [1821], volume 10, p. 701: "The map was published by Baldwin, Craddock and Joy in 1821 in J. Thomson's A New General Atlas and appeared as plate 54". McMaster Library's copy does not display the number "54".
Canada ou Nouvelle France
Canada ou Nouvelle France
Printed map. "A Leide, chez Pierre vander Aa, avec privilege." Two visual scales. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Volume II, entry 327, p. 6: "First state. 1714... Published in: Nouvel Atlas, Tres-Exact et Fort Commode Pour Toutes Sortes de Personnes, Contenant Les Principals Cartes Geographiques/... / A Leide, Chez Pierre Vander Aa... Vander Aa used the Del'Isle map of 1703 for the information for his own map of Canada, and in particular Del'Isle's Great Lakes format." Donated by Dr. Franc Joubin.
Canada ou Novvelle France
Canada ou Novvelle France
Printed map. Cartographer uncertain, probably Allain Manesson Mallet. At head of map, "De l'Amerique. Figure CXIX. 275". In lower margin, "S ij". Textual content on verso from page "276" of "De l'Amerique" under heading, "De Quebec, Ville principale du Canada." Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. I, entry 267, pp. 241, 242: "Mallet published his miniature atlas in 1683 with several maps that relate to Canada... This map of Canada seems largely to be derived from Sanson, with the Great Lakes left open at their western end." Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, B/900-[1683], Volume 10, p. 313: "L'Est de l'Amérique du Nord, du Groenland à la Floride. On nomme les différentes colonies, quelques villes, les territoires amérindiens, les monts 'Des Neiges' au Nouveau Québec. Le nord du Groenland est lié aux 'Terres Arctiques inconnues'. Malgré la date de publication, la carte indique encore la Nouvelle-Amsterdam et la Nouvelle-Suède. Dans le livre ou se troube cette carte, Mallet assimile Canada et Nouvelle-France, mais plus loin il restreint l'appellation 'Canada' au Labrador méridional en disant que sa ville principale en est Brest, tel qu'indiqué sur la carte, alors que Québec est le chef-lieu de la Nouvelle-France. Le carte est dans Description de l'Univers contenant les differents systemes du monde... d'Allain Manesson Mallet, Paris, D. Thierry, 1683, tome 5, p. 273 et 275. La planche est publieé deux fois dans le livre, l'une figure CXVIII, l'autre, figure CXIX. Elles sont identiques mais l'une fut imprimée le haut en bas, étant à l'envers par rapport au titre de la même feuille. L'une parait page 273, l'autre, page 275. Mais à l'intérieur du cadre elles portent toutes deux '273' et '275'." McMaster's copy is of page 275.
Canada ou Novvelle France
Canada ou Novvelle France
Printed map. From Allain Manesson-Mallet's atlas, Description de l'univers, 5 volumes (Paris: D. Thierry, 1683). Red arrow around "Lac St Louis" points to "Nation des Iroquois". Handwritten in lower right corner, "Maillet Paris" and "1683". Includes illustration in upper left corner. French text on verso on page "274" under heading, "De l'Amerique." Sales information has been attached to the verso on a paper label. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll collection.
Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
Printed map. "By Sidney Hall." Visual scale, "English Miles 69 to a degree." In upper right margin, "48"; "XLVIII" in lower right margin. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, A/1100-1830, Volume 10, p. 705: "In Hall, Sidney, A New General Atlas. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1830, plate 48."
Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
Printed map. "By Sidney Hall." Visual scale [77 mm=250 English miles]. In upper right margin, "48" and "XLVIII" in lower right margin. Probably originally published in Hall's A New General Atlas, 1857 and likely taken from same original source as McMaster map RMC_107367. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, vol. 10, A/1100-1857, p. 729-730. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
Printed map from The Illustrated London News. In upper margin, "The Illustrated London News [Sept. 15, 1860.--259". Title at head of map, "Visit of the Prince of Wales to North America". Visual scale [51 mm=200 British miles]. Map appears in the center of the sheet with columns of text on the left and right side, with heading on left side, "British possessions in North America." Columns of text on verso with illustrations, and pages numbered "260" and "257" from left to right. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia &c.
Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia &c.
Printed map. "Drawn & engraved by J. Bartholomew, Edinburgh". Two visual scales [47 mm=60 geographical miles]. In lower right margin, "East sheet XLVI-I". Includes inset, "Newfoundland, on a reduced scale." Possibly from Black's Atlas of North America (Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black, 1856). Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada. Lithographed edition
Canada. Lithographed edition
Printed map. "By A. K. Johnston F. R. G. S." Two visual scales [67 mm=90 geographical miles] and [63 mm=100 English miles]. Includes "References to the Townships". Running title and page number in upper right margin, "National Atlas 38". Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 120 (5), p. 41: "[Above title printed in red] 'LITHOGRAPHED EDITION' [and in red below margin] 'EDINBURGH: JOHN JOHNSTONE W. & A.K. JOHNSTON AND COWAN & CO. GLASGOW LUMSDEN & SON Print (lith) In The National Atlas (Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston and Cowan & Co.; Glasgow: James Lumsden & Son [c1849-54]...; shows the same information as (3) but cos and shoreline are shown in red." Taken from same original source as McMaster map RMC_107382. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Canada. West sheet
Canada. West sheet
Printed map. "Drawn & engraved by J. Bartholomew, Edinburgh." Two visual scales [47 mm=60 geographical miles] and [41 mm=60 British miles]. Includes inset, "Environs of Montreal." In lower margin, "Printed in colours by Schenck & McFarlane, Edinburgh." In lower right margin, "West sheet XLVI II". Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 216, p. 72: "...also in Black's General Atlas of the World, new ed (Edinburgh 1859), plate XLVI...; twps shown to the base of the Bruce Peninsula and north to a line from Harvey to Palmerston; railways shown: Toronto-Guelph, Toronto-Barrie, Niagara Falls-Windsor, London-Pt Stanley, Woodstock-Pt Dover and connection to Niagara Falls, Brockville-Ottawa R, Prescott-Ottawa, Belleville-Peterborough-Beaverton; Buffalo-Paris...." Probably taken from same original source as McMaster map RMC_107370. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Cape Providence with the bay and anchoring places to the N.N.E. of it
Cape Providence with the bay and anchoring places to the N.N.E. of it
Printed maps. Visual scale [75 mm=3 miles]. Insets: St. Davids Cove; Swallow Harbour; Puzling Bay; Cape Upwright Bay; Island Bay; [Cape Tamer Region]; and, Dolphin Bay. From John Hawkesworth's An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour ..., volume 1 (London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773). McMaster has 3 copies; see also RMC_107257 and RMC_107258. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cape Providence with the bay and anchoring places to the N.N.E. of it
Cape Providence with the bay and anchoring places to the N.N.E. of it
Printed maps. Visual scale [75 mm=3 miles]. Insets: St. Davids Cove; Swallow Harbour; Puzling Bay; Cape Upwright Bay; Island Bay; [Cape Tamer Region]; and, Dolphin Bay. From John Hawkesworth's An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour ..., volume 1 (London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773). McMaster has 3 copies; see also RMC_107256 and RMC_107257. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cape Providence with the bay and anchoring places to the N.N.E. of it
Cape Providence with the bay and anchoring places to the N.N.E. of it
Printed maps. Visual scale [75 mm=3 miles]. Insets: St. Davids Cove; Swallow Harbour; Puzling Bay; Cape Upwright Bay; Island Bay; [Cape Tamer Region]; and, Dolphin Bay. From John Hawkesworth's An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour ..., volume 1 (London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773). McMaster has 3 copies; see also RMC_107256 and RMC_107258. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.

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