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Brasilia et Pervvia
Brasilia et Pervvia
Printed map. Probably originally published in Cornelis de Jode's Speculum Orbis Terrarum, published 1593. Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, vol. II, entry Jod 2, p. 209-212, [map 3]. On verso: Latin text on left and right side of sheet, with number "28"; each section has heading, "America sev novvs orbis". Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Brazil
Brazil
Printed map. "Drawn & engraved by J. Dower, Pentonville, London." Two visual scales [57 mm=500 British miles]. In upper and lower right margin, "42". Originally published in New General Atlas of the World (London: Henry Teesdale & Co., 1831). Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Britannia prout divisa fuit temporibus Anglo-Saxonvm, præsertim durante illorum heptarchia
Britannia prout divisa fuit temporibus Anglo-Saxonvm, præsertim durante illorum heptarchia
Printed map. On the left and right borders of the map, there are hand coloured illustrations depicting various figures for each county. Probably originally published in Blaeu's Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume et Iean Blaeu, Quatriesme Parite (Amsterdami, Apud Iohannem Blaeu, published 1645). Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry B1 42 A, p. 173-175. McMaster's copy has 2 pages of French text on verso under the heading, "La Grand Bretagne", with page numbering "72" and "71" respectively in the upper margin. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Britannicæ, Insulæ
Britannicæ, Insulæ
Printed map. "À Nicolao Sanson Christ. Regis Geographo, revisæ, et ad observationes astronomicas redactæ accurante Robert de Vaugondy filio, cum privilegio Regis." "Guill. Delahaye Sculpsit." Two visual scales [95 mm=150 milliaria Romana]. Possibly originally published in Robert de Vaugondy's Atlas Universel..., published 1750. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
British America
British America
Printed map. "The map, drawn & engraved by J. Rapkin." "The illustrations by H. Warren & engraved by R. Wallis." Visual scale [36 mm = 500 miles]. Includes 6 illustrations with headings: Esquimaux; Fury and Hecla; Polar bears; Whale fishing; Montreal [view]; and, Seal. Red coloured dots "indicate the forts and principal stations of the Hudson's Bay Company." Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
British Colonies in North America from the best authorities
British Colonies in North America from the best authorities
Printed map. Cartographer unknown. Visual scale; "British statute miles 69 1/2 to a degree"; [25 mm=400 British statute miles]. Prime meridian: London. In upper left margin, "Plate XXIII." McMaster has another copy with slight variations; see RMC_107310. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
British Dominions in North America
British Dominions in North America
Printed map. "Drawn & engraved by J. Russell." Visual scale [23 mm=400 British miles]. Probably from an atlas; source unconfirmed. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
British North America
British North America
Printed map. At head of sheet, "Sharpe's corresponding maps". In upper right margin, "No. 43". In lower margin, "London - Published by Chapman and Hall 186 Strand - 1848" and "Continental series". Visual scale [96 mm=1000 English miles]. Possibly originally published in Sharpe's Corresponding Atlas..., 1849. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
British North America
British North America
Printed map. "Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge." "Published Decr. 1st. 1834 by Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand, London." "Engraved by J. & C. Walker". Visual scale. In lower left margin, "Hudson Bay Comps. M.S.S. Parry, Franklin, Beechey, Graab &c." Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
British North America
British North America
Printed map. Cartographer unknown. Visual scale, "English Miles 69 to a Degree." Map of Canada including Russian Territory (Alaska), Greenland, Iceland and part of the United States. Show locations of aboriginal peoples and includes view with caption, "Quebec from the Chaudier." Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
British North America
British North America
Printed map. "Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge." "Hudson Bay Comps. M.S.S. Parry Franklin Beechey Graab &c." "Engraved by J. & C. Walker". Visual scale, "English Miles 69.3=1 Degree". In lower right margin, "128". Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
British North America
British North America
Printed map. "Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge." "Hudson Bay Comps. M.S.S. Parry, Franklin, Beechey, Graab &c." "Published Decr. 1st. 1834...." "Engraved by J. & C. Walker". Visual scale [140 mm=1000 English miles]. Annotated in lower right margin, "128". Probably from same original copy as McMaster maps RMC_107338, RMC_107339 and RMC_107344. Possible source is the Society's publication, Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, published London: Chapman & Hall, 1844 (based on Winearls' description of RMC_107339 and RMC_107344 from Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867). Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
British North America, the Dominion of Canada
British North America, the Dominion of Canada
Printed map. Two visual scales [47 mm=300 geographical miles & 41 mm=300 British statute miles]. In upper right margin, "49". Taken from an atlas; source unconfirmed. Probably from same original source as McMaster maps RMC_107358 and RMC_107359. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
British colonies in North America
British colonies in North America
Printed map. "Drawn from the best authorities by J. Russell." In upper margin, "Engraved for Guthries new System of Geography." In lower right margin, "Russell Sculpsit". Visual scale [72 mm=500 British statute miles]. McMaster has another copy; see RMC_107047. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
British colonies in North America
British colonies in North America
Printed map. "Pubd. as the Act directs May 20th. 1797, by J. Wilkes." "Neele sculpt. Strand."
British colonies in North America, drawn from the best authorities
British colonies in North America, drawn from the best authorities
Printed map. "By J. Russell." Visual scale, "British statute miles 69 1/2 to a Degree." "Russell Sculpsit" in lower margin. McMaster has another copy; see RMC_107360. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
British possessions in America
British possessions in America
Printed map. "From Arrowsmith's Map of America." "Published March 1st, 1802". "Arrowsmith direxit." "Lowry sculp." In upper right margin, "Vol. III. page 273." Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
British possessions in North America, from Mr. Arrowsmith's Map of North America, &c. &c.
British possessions in North America, from Mr. Arrowsmith's Map of North America, &c. &c.
Printed map. "Drawn under the direction of Mr. Pinkerton by L. Hebert". "Neele sculpt. 352 Strand". At head of map: Pinkerton's modern atlas. Visual scale [94 mm=500 British statute miles]. "Published July 15th 1814...." Written in upper right margin, "46". From Pinkerton's A modern atlas, from the latest and best authorities..., 1815. McMaster has another copy; see RMC_107409. Donated by Dr. Walter Peace, December 2016.
British possessions in North America, from Mr. Arrowsmith's Map of North America, &c.&c.
British possessions in North America, from Mr. Arrowsmith's Map of North America, &c.&c.
Printed map. "Drawn under the direction of Mr. Pinkerton by L. Hebert". "Neele sculpt. 352 Strand". At head of map: Pinkerton's modern atlas. Visual scale [94 mm=500 British statute miles]. "Published July 15th 1814...." Written in ink in upper right corner of verso, "46". From Pinkerton's A modern atlas, from the latest and best authorities..., 1815 or later. McMaster has another copy; see RMC_107792. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Buckingham both Shyre, and Shire : towne describ.
Buckingham both Shyre, and Shire : towne describ.
Printed map. "Performed by Iohn Speed and are to be sold by Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate London." Visual scale [89 mm=10 miles]. Includes two inset maps: Buckingham and Redding. Text within oval frame alongside Redding inset, "For that Bark: Shire cold not contayn place for this Towne I have here inserted it, as one of ye most ancient and chei: fest in yt Coutye". Along map's lower right edge: “The armes of those honorable families which have born ye titles of Buckinghá.” followed by coats of arms of "Walter Gifford Earle", "Richard Stranbowe E.", "Thomas of Wodstoke E." and "Humfr. Stafforde Duke". Along lower left edge: “Posui deum adiutorem meum” above two coats of arms with mottos, “Beati Pacifici” and “Union” respectively. Described in Chubb, The Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry XXXI, pp. 41-43. Originally published in Overton's atlas, England Fully Described in a Compleat Sett of Mapps of ye County's of England & Wales..., published 1743.

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