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A map of the province of Upper Canada, describing all the new settlements, townships, &c.
A map of the province of Upper Canada, describing all the new settlements, townships, &c.
Printed map. "Compiled from the original documents in the Surveyor General's Office." Visual scale [67 mm=60 English miles]. This map and several other states of the same map show the progression of development in Upper Canada over time: RMC_107411 (1813), RMC_107410 (1818), RMC_107413 (1838), RMC_107415 [circa 1845], RMC_107414 [1854], and RMC_107412 [circa 1872?]. Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 30 (12), p. 15-16: "...(date removed from title) Also in Wyld's A New General Atlas of Modern Geography (London [1854]), plate '59'; a legend for railways and canals has been added; twps have been added to the base of the Bruce Peninsula and in a line from Harvey to Palmerston twps in the Newcastle and Midland districts; railway shown as built from Niagara Falls to St Catharines and proposed from there to Windsor; possibly proposed railway lines from Toronto to Hamilton, Toronto to Montreal, and Guelph to Stratford also shown." Stamped "59" on upper right corner of verso. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A map of ye Long River and of some others that fall into that small part of ye great river of Missisipi wich is here laid down
A map of ye Long River and of some others that fall into that small part of ye great river of Missisipi wich is here laid down
Printed map. "H. Moll S." Two visual scales [45 mm=100 English and French leagues]. Includes illustrations: The dwelling houses of the Tahuglauk... ; The vessels us'd by the Tahuglauk... ; and, A medal of the Tahuglahuk... (upper face of the medal and the reverse). In upper left corner, "Vol. I. p. I. B." Near lower neat line, "This map relates to Letter XVI." Originally published in Lahontan's New Voyages to North America, published 1703 & 1735. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. I, entry 306, p. 271, 268-269: "This map was engraved by Herman Moll, and was published in 1703 and 1735 without change." Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A map shewing the communication of the lakes and the rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America
A map shewing the communication of the lakes and the rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America
Printed map. Cartographer uncertain, likely Captain Peter Pond. In upper right margin, "Gent. Mag. March 1790. Pl. I. p. 197." Prime meridian: London. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
A modern map of the post roads of England and Wales, with part of Scotland
A modern map of the post roads of England and Wales, with part of Scotland
Printed map. "Printed for Robt. Sayer". Scale not given. Described in The British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans, Volume 5, p.529. Date supplied from this source. Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondely Collection.
A new and accurate map of Europe. Divided into its empires, kingdoms, states and republics, &c.
A new and accurate map of Europe. Divided into its empires, kingdoms, states and republics, &c.
Printed map. "Drawn by the Sieur Robert de Vaugondy, Geographer to the French king, and to the Duke of Lorrain and Bar, member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Belles Letters at Nancy, with many additions & improvements by Thos. Kitchin Geographer". Three visual scales [80 mm = 240 British Statute Miles]. Insets: "Iceland". Along the bottom edge of the map there is a row of flags, some British naval flags, and some country flags (not all of which are European). There is a colour code at the right end of the row of flags. Acquired as part of the Lord Chomondely Collection.
A new and accurate map of the County of Cornwall, from an actual survey : [west sheet]
A new and accurate map of the County of Cornwall, from an actual survey : [west sheet]
Printed map. "Made by Thos. Martyn." Visual scale [10 inches = 10 miles approximately]. Many coats of arms inset around the map in 8 blocks of different sizes. Insets: "The Islands of Scilly lying about nine leagues nearly west of the lands-end, could not no be placed in their proper position without making the map of too great a length, they are therefore placed here to shew the form approx. and proportion they bear with the rest of the county". Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondeley collection.
A new and accurate plan of the City of Bath to the present year, 1793.
A new and accurate plan of the City of Bath to the present year, 1793.
Printed map. "T. Chantry Surveyor, Bath fecit. A map of five miles around the city of Bath price 1s. 6p and the new Bath guide, price 1s may be had of the Publishers of this Plan. R Hancok sculp. Bath." 2 visual scales [63 mm = 1000 feet]. Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondely collection.
A new and correct map of London, Westminster and Southwark, exhibiting the various improvements, to the year 1819.
A new and correct map of London, Westminster and Southwark, exhibiting the various improvements, to the year 1819.
Printed map. "Engraved by R. Rowe and J. Allen. Printed for R. Rowe". Visual scale [48 mm = 4 furlongs]. Includes various indexes: References to the East India Docks; References to the West India Docks; References to the London Docks; Alphabetical List of the Principal Streets with References to their Situation. Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondely collection.
A new and correct map of the British colonies in North America
A new and correct map of the British colonies in North America
Printed map. Visual scale. "With the adjacent states of New England, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey." "12th May, 1794". Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, H2/1000 -1794, V1/1000 -1794, Volume 10, p. 537: "This map of eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States was first published in 1776 and continued to be re-issued with only minor changes for over twenty-five years."
A new general map of the inland navigation of England and Wales
A new general map of the inland navigation of England and Wales
Printed map. "June 5th, 1809." Most canals are hand coloured and dated, showing the year Acts of Parliament were obtained for them. Visual scale [10 cm=60 British statute miles].
A new geographical map or chart of the Atlantic Ocean with the continents of Europe Africa & America &c
A new geographical map or chart of the Atlantic Ocean with the continents of Europe Africa & America &c
Printed map. "(NB) This is the first map or chart of this kind ever published, engraved by Emanl. Bowen Geographer to his Majesty." "This chart is that projection of the spherical zone on the surface of a cone invented by the Rd. Mr. Murdoch & described in Phil: Trans: Vol: L. 1758." "Engrav'd for the General Magazine of Arts & Sciences; for W. Owen at Temple Bar 1763." Prime meridian: London. Originally published in Benjamin Martin's The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences, 14 volumes (London: Printed for W. Owen, 1755-1765). Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A new historical map of Palestine, with part of Egypt & Arabia
A new historical map of Palestine, with part of Egypt & Arabia
Printed map. "Constructed from the latest & best authorities by R. Creighton." "This map is intended to illustrate the geography of the Holy Scriptures." "Engraved by J. Henshall, 1, Cloudesly Terrace, Islington, London." Three visual scales. Includes insets: Tower of Babel; Grand Cairo; View of Bethlehem; View of Jerusalem in its present state; Plan of ancient Jerusalem; and, Plan of modern Jerusalem. Donated by Dr. Alan Mendelson, 2002.
A new map containing all the citties. market townes. rivers. bridges. & other cosiderable places in England & Wales
A new map containing all the citties. market townes. rivers. bridges. & other cosiderable places in England & Wales
Printed map. Includes coat of arms with motto, "Dieu et mon Droit" and second coat of arms with dedication, "Viro Perillustri Duo Iosepho Williamson Eqviti Avratos Serenissimo ... lime Consecrant R. Walton & R. Morden". Described in Shirley, Printed Maps of the British Isles 1650-1750, entry Walton 3, pp. 147-149.
A new map of America from the latest observations
A new map of America from the latest observations
Printed map. "Revis'd by I. Senex". "Most humbly inscrib'd to the Right Honoble. the Earl of Berkshire &c. Deputy Earl Marshal of England". In lower left map border, "I Harris Fecit". Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
A new map of Canada, also the north parts of New England and New York; with Nova Scotia and Newfound Land
A new map of Canada, also the north parts of New England and New York; with Nova Scotia and Newfound Land
Printed map. "From the Sr. Robert with improvements." Cartographer unknown. Second state. Two visual scales [33 mm=200 English statute miles & 35 mm=60 marine leagues]. Includes inset, "Supplement for the lakes of Canada." Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. II, entry 370, p. 41: "Source unknown...the notes, top and centre right, on the fishing limits and boundaries have been deleted." Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A new map of Europe divided into its empires kingdoms states &c. drawn from the latest authorities and astronomical observations
A new map of Europe divided into its empires kingdoms states &c. drawn from the latest authorities and astronomical observations
Printed map. "London, Published the 24th Jany, 1795, by Robt. Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhill." "Tomkins script. Harrison sculpt." Two visual scales [108 mm = 300 British statute miles approximately]. Includes "Table exhibiting the extent, in latitude and longitude from London; the greatest length, breadth and superficial contents, in English miles; population, religion, and mode of government of the principal states in Europe: with the chief towns, their latitude, longitude, distance, and bearing from London." Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.
A new map of Flanders & the other provinces of the Spanish Netherlands with part of England, Holland, France &c.
A new map of Flanders & the other provinces of the Spanish Netherlands with part of England, Holland, France &c.
Printed map. "By Herman Moll". "To his Highness the Duke of Glocester this map is most humbly dedicated & presented by his Highness's most humble servant -- C: Browne". Three visual scales [92 mm=40 English miles]. Includes illustrations.

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