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(This Topographical map of the Province of Lower Canada. Sheet) B-C. Bouchette, Joseph ; Faden, William, 1815

(This Topographical map of the Province of Lower Canada. Sheet) B-C. / Bouchette, Joseph ; Faden, William / 1815
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Full Title: (To His Royal Highness George Augustus Frederick ... This Topographical map of the Province of Lower Canada, shewing its division into Districts, Counties, Seigniories, & Townships. Sheet) B-C (... Is ... Most gratefully dedicated by ... Joseph Bouchette, His Majesty's Surveyor General of the Province & Lieutt. Colonel C.M. ...) Published by W. Faden, Charing Cross, Augst. 12th. 1815. (Engraved by J. Walker & Sons, 47 Bernard Street, Russell Square, London)

Author: Bouchette, Joseph ; Faden, William

Date: 1815

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Author: Bouchette, Joseph ; Faden, William

Date: 1815

Short Title: (This Topographical map of the Province of Lower Canada. Sheet) B-C.

Publisher: London: William Faden

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 72

Object Width cm: 67

Scale 1: 174,240

Note: One sheet of engraved map on 10 sheets. Relief shown by hachures. Shows buildings, parcel boundaries, etc. Includes Inset map "Town of Three Rivers," and distance table.

Reference: Edition Elysee (Facsimile of Lower Canada map), introduction p. 1-8; Winearls 50 (Map of Upper and Lower Canada); Farrell, p. 157-158; cf Sabin 6849; Holmden 581 and 2934; TMC 36, p.15; Thomson , Men and Meridians, p. 264-269; Not in Phillips.

Country: Canada

State / Province: Quebec

City: Trois-Rivieres (Quebec)

Full Title: (To His Royal Highness George Augustus Frederick ... This Topographical map of the Province of Lower Canada, shewing its division into Districts, Counties, Seigniories, & Townships. Sheet) B-C (... Is ... Most gratefully dedicated by ... Joseph Bouchette, His Majesty's Surveyor General of the Province & Lieutt. Colonel C.M. ...) Published by W. Faden, Charing Cross, Augst. 12th. 1815. (Engraved by J. Walker & Sons, 47 Bernard Street, Russell Square, London)

List No: 4431.005

Page No: B-C

Series No: 9

Engraver or Printer: Walker, J.

Published In: (Description Topographique du Bas Canada) (with) To His Royal Highness George Augustus Frederick ... This Topographical Map of the Province of Lower Canada, Shewing its division into Districts, Counties, Seigniories, & Townships ... Is ... Most Gratefully Dedicated ... Joseph Bouchette, His Majesty's Surveyor General of the Province & Lieutt. Colonel C.M. ... Published by W. Faden, Charing Cross, Augst. 12th 1815. Engraved by J. Walker & Sons, 47 Bernard Street, Russell Square, London. (with) Map of the Provinces of Upper & Lower Canada with the Adjacent Parts of the United States Of America &c. Compiled from the latest Surveys and Adjusted from the most recent and Approved Astronomical Observations by Joseph Bouchette ... Augst 12th, 1815, by W. Faden ... (with) Plan of the District of Gaspe ... Augst 12th, 1815 ...

Publication Author: Bouchette, Joseph ; Faden, William

Publication Date: 1815

Publication Reference: Edition Elysee (Facsimile of Lower Canada map), introduction p1-8; Winearls 50 (Map of Upper and Lower Canada); Farrell, p157-158; cf Sabin 6849; Holmden 581 and 2934; TMC 36, p15; Thomson , Men and Meridians, p 264-269; Not in Phillips.

Publication Note: This is an atlas of three maps on 13 sheets: the large map of Lower Canada on ten sheets (scale 1:174,240, size 133x307); the map of Upper and Lower Canada on two sheets (scale 1:2,200,000, size 76x123); and the single sheet map of Gaspe (scale 1:506,880, size 40x48). These maps were intended to accompany Bouchette's Topographical Description of Lower Canada (see our copy). The first two maps have outline color. Atlas is bound into half leather marbled paper covered boards. The title on the atlas spine "Description Topograph du Bas Canada" may indicate that this atlas was issued to accompany the 1815 French edition of the book published in London (Sabin 6850). The large ten sheet map is extraordinary - it is over ten feet long when joined and almost five feet tall. It has five views and three large inset maps of Montreal, Quebec, and Three Rivers. The detail and graphic elegance of the large map is the equal (or perhaps the superior) of any of the contemporary maps that we have seen (and none of which are on such a large scale - the only potential candidate would be Eddy's Map of the Country Thirty Miles Round the City of New York). Of course the engraving was done by the Walker firm in London, whose resources were up to the New York and Philadelphia engravers, or better, so a comparison with American produced maps is not entirely fair. Bouchette's work as Surveyor General must have instilled in him an obsession with the accuracy and fineness of detail that one sees in these maps.

Publication List No: 4431.000

Publication Type: National Atlas

Publication Maps: 13

Publication Height cm: 74

Publication Width cm: 45

Image No: 4431005

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