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Cardwell Junction
Cardwell Junction
Manuscript map. "Scale-1 in.=200 ft." Stamped in red near right edge, "Grand Trunk Railway System / Drawing Office / Aug 7 1903 / Montreal / Chief Engineer" with "6815" written in black ink within the circle. Shows Grand Trunk Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the division line between the 2 railways. Coverage extends east from Hamilton at road between Concessions 4 and 5 to "Allandale" (i.e. Barrie). Located in Peel County, Ontario, 34.5 miles northwest of Toronto. Also known as Mono Road Junction. "Became Cardwell Junction in 1864, served by the Toronto, Bruce and Grey Railway in 1870, then the Hamilton & Northern Railway in 1876. Station not now in use. Population 29 in 1893 and 20 in 1908" (Floreen Ellen Carter, Place Names of Ontario. London, Ont.: Phelps Publishing Company, 1984. Vol. 1, p. 783). Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Carta geografica del Canada nell' America Settentrionale
Carta geografica del Canada nell' America Settentrionale
Printed map. Visual scale [50 mm=300 scala di miglia Italiane]. Includes Italian text and illustrations. Originally published in Albrizzi's Atlante Novissimo, published 1750. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, H12/900-[1750], Vol. 10, p. 338: "An interesting and rare map of Canada as it was known circa 1708. Shown on the map are all the major land forms and water bodies known at the time. Most of the fictitious physical features, commonly held to exist in the early 18th century, are also indicated. The map is based directly on Guillaume De L'Isle's 1708 revision of his 1703 map of Canada . This map, however, has the title, legends and place names translated to Italian. G. Albrizzi, a Venetian map publisher, published the map in 1750 in his De L'Isle atlas entitled Atlante Novissimo. The map appeared as plate 40 in volume 2." Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. II, entry 342, p. 18; attributed to Del'Isle-Albrizzi. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Carta prima generale d'Affrica è parc. d'America
Carta prima generale d'Affrica è parc. d'America
Printed map. In lower right margin, "AF: Lucini Feci". Includes inset, "Mare di Ethiopia". Probably originally published in Sir Robert Dudley's Dell' Arcano del Mare ... libri sei, Vol. I, Firenze, 1646. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Carta topografica della parte più interessante della Campagna di Roma misurata e disegnata da gio. Enrico Westphal...
Carta topografica della parte più interessante della Campagna di Roma misurata e disegnata da gio. Enrico Westphal...
Printed map. "Gio. Batt. Cipriani la incise, e scrisse. - Roma 1827". Six visual scales, 108 mm = 4 Miglia Inglesi. Insets: Rovine dell' Antica Città di Porto e Contorni, Contorni di Porto, Ostia, e Tor Paterno, Contorni dell' Antica Veji, Promontorio circeo ofsia Monte S. Felice, Contorni di Terracina, Contorni del Lago Fucino, Rovine dell' Antica Città del Tuscolo, [ROMA], and Rovine di Ostia Antica. Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.
Carte de France dressée pour l’usage du roi, par Guil. Delisle et Phil.
Carte de France dressée pour l’usage du roi, par Guil. Delisle et Phil.
Printed map. 9 visual scales [52 mm = 25 Lieues communes de France]. Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.
Carte de Northumberland, Durham, Cumberland, Westmoreland, et l'Ile de Man
Carte de Northumberland, Durham, Cumberland, Westmoreland, et l'Ile de Man
Printed map. Visual scale [21 mm=18 "Lieues d'Angleterre"]. Probably from Aa's La galerie agreable du monde..., published 1729. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Carte de l'Isle Saint Pierre
Carte de l'Isle Saint Pierre
"Dressée au depost des cartes et plans de la marine pour le service des vaisseaux du roy par ordre de M. le duc de Choiseul Colonel-général des suisses et grisons, Ministre de la guerre et de la marine. Par le S. Bellin Ingenieur de la marine et du depost." Below visual scales it states, "Le plan de l'Isle est conforme a l'original levé par le Sr. Fortin Ingr. geographe." Includes inset map with title, "Carte d'une partie de l'Isle de Terre Neuve et les isles de St. Pierre et Miquelon". Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, VI/1142 - 1763, Volume 11, p. 494: "Le plan de l'Isle est conforme a l'Original levé par Le Sr Fortin, ingénieur géographe."
Carte de l'Isle St. Pierre
Carte de l'Isle St. Pierre
Visual scale. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, A/1142 - 1764, Volume 11, p. 495: "Bellin, Jaques Nicolas, LE PETIT ATLAS MARITIME...1764. Tome 1, no. 18." Described in Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, entry 696, p. 146: "Shows coast shoals, rocks, soundings, vegetation, and relief. Oriented with north to the right. 'Tome I. No. 18' in upper right margin."
Carte de l'Isle de Terre-Neuve
Carte de l'Isle de Terre-Neuve
Printed map. Dressée par N.B. Ingenieur au Dépost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine". "Dheulland sculp." Two visual scales [92 mm=50 lieues communes de France] and [92 mm=40 lieues marines de France et d'Angleterre]. Prime meridian: Paris. Originally published in Pierre-Francois-Xavier de Charlevoix, Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France, 1744. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, vol. 1, B/100-1744, p. 8. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. II, entry 515, p. 155. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Carte de la Baye de Hudson pour servir à l'Histoire generale des voyages
Carte de la Baye de Hudson pour servir à l'Histoire generale des voyages
Printed map. "Par M. B. Ingr. de la Marine 1757." Visual scale [49 mm=100 Lieues communes de France]. First state. Originally published in Prévost's Histoire Générale des Voyages Tome XIV, 1757. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, vol. II, entry 459, p. 106, 109: "Engraved bottom left is: 'Tome XIV.' and bottom right: 'No. 14.'" McMaster's copy has "Tom XIV." in bottom left margin and "No. 14." in bottom right margin. Another copy in McMaster's collection; see RMC_107031. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Carte de la Baye de Hudson, pour servir à l'Histoire générale des voyages
Carte de la Baye de Hudson, pour servir à l'Histoire générale des voyages
Printed map. "Par M. B. Ingr. de la Marine 1757." Visual scale. Originally published in Prévost's Histoire Générale des Voyages, Tome XIV, 1757. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, vol. II, entry 459, p. 106, 109: "Engraved bottom left is: 'Tome XIV.' and bottom right: 'No. 14.'" McMaster's copy has "Tom XIV, in 4°, No. 14" in bottom left margin, and "Tome 14, in 8°, Page 191" in bottom right margin. For another version; see RMC_107319. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, March 1995.
Carte de la Crimée levée pendant la derniere guerre de 1772
Carte de la Crimée levée pendant la derniere guerre de 1772
Printed map. "Par son très humble et très obeissant Serviteur de Kinsbergen Capitaine de Haut Bord ou Service des Province Unies et Chevalier de L'Ordre Militaire de St. George de Russie". "Daniel Berger Sculpsit Berolini 1776". In lower left margin, "B.N.LS. inv." Two visual scales. Includes elaborate illustration. Described in The British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans, vol. 8, p. 502.
Carte de la France divisée en départemens & arrondissemens
Carte de la France divisée en départemens & arrondissemens
Printed map. "Par Belleyme Ingr. géoge.". "Barriere Sculp". 3 visual scales [133 mm = 20 Myriametres] Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.
Carte de la Lorraine, du Barrois et des trois evêchés de Mets, Toul, et Verdun. Divisée par baillages
Carte de la Lorraine, du Barrois et des trois evêchés de Mets, Toul, et Verdun. Divisée par baillages
Physical map. "Dressée, par Dezauche Ingr. géog. du roi." 4 visual scales [112 mm = 7 Grandes Lieues de France]. There are two legends - one indicating the use of 5 colours and the other indicating the use of 4 colours. The colour scheme of this map follows the use of 4 colours in the upper legend. Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.
Carte de la Riviere Longue et de quelque autres qui se dechargent dans le grand fleuve de Missisipi ...
Carte de la Riviere Longue et de quelque autres qui se dechargent dans le grand fleuve de Missisipi ...
Printed map. Both maps drawn within the same neat lines, in contiguous segments, divided by parallel dashed lines with caption, "Separation des ces deux cartes." Visual scale. In upper right margin, "Tom. Ier. Pag. 162." Includes illustrations with captions. Probably from Nouveaux voyages de Mr. le baron de Lahontan, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, French edition of 1728.
Carte de la partie de l'ocean vers l'equateur entre les cotes d'Afrique et d'Amerique
Carte de la partie de l'ocean vers l'equateur entre les cotes d'Afrique et d'Amerique
Printed map. "Dressée par Philippe Buache Premier Geographe de sa Majesté et de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Septembre 1737." The map is divided into two segments with one side showing the Atlantic Ocean and the coasts of Africa and Brazil, and the other side showing the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. Three visual scales. Includes insets, "Coupe du fonds de la mer entre l'Afrique et l'Amerique depuis le Cap Tagrin jusqu'a Rio Grande avec les isles, vigies, et basses qui se trouvent dans la traversée des deux continents" and "Plan de l'Isle de Fernand de Noronha située sur les cotes du Bresil à l'E.N.E. de Rio Grande...." Also includes textual notes. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Carte de la partie méridionale du Brésil, avec les possessions espagnoles voisines qui en sont a l'ouest
Carte de la partie méridionale du Brésil, avec les possessions espagnoles voisines qui en sont a l'ouest
Printed map. "Par M. Bonne, Ingénieur-Hydrographe de la Marine." Four visual scales. In upper left margin, "Liv. VIII." In upper right margin, "No. 34." Originally published in Abbé Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre..., published 1783. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Carte de la partie orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada
Carte de la partie orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada
Printed map. "Par N. Bellin Ingénieur de la Marine 1744". Two visual scales. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Volume III, entries 684 and 685, pp. 3-4: "Published in: Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France - Tome Permier A Paris, Chez Rolin - M.DCC.XLIV. Pierre-Francois Xavier de Carlevoix." First state has a "35" rotated on its side, engraved outside the left-hand neat-line. Second state has no engraved number. McMaster's copy has been trimmed on the left hand side obscuring the position of the "35" notation which would indicate if this is the first or second state.
Carte de la partie septentrionale de l'Empire Otoman dédiée a Monseigneur le Comte de Vergennes
Carte de la partie septentrionale de l'Empire Otoman dédiée a Monseigneur le Comte de Vergennes
Printed map. "Par son trés humble et trés obeissant serviteur Rizzi Zannoni de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et Belles Lettres de Gottingue, Pr. Ingenieur Géographe de la Marine." "Perrier Sculpsit, Bourgoin Scripsit". Three visual scales. Described in The British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans, vol. 12, p. 264.
Carte de la partie septentrionale des Etats Unis, comprenant le Canada
Carte de la partie septentrionale des Etats Unis, comprenant le Canada
Printed map. Cartographer uncertain, probably Pierre François Tardieu. In lower left margin, "Tardieu sculp." In lower right margin, "André scrip." Visual scales. In upper right margin, "No. 134."

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