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A Map Of Cabotia. Purdy, John ; Whittle, J. ; Laurie, Richard Holmes, 1814

A Map Of Cabotia. / Purdy, John ; Whittle, J. ; Laurie, Richard Holmes / 1814
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Full Title: A Map Of Cabotia; Comprehending The Provinces Of Upper And Lower Canada, New-Brunswick, And Nova-Scotia, With Breton Island, Newfoundland, &c. And Including also The Adjacent Parts Of The United States. Compiled from a great Variety of Original Documents, By John Purdy. Published 12th October, 1814, by Jas. Whittle And Richd. Holmes Laurie, No. 53, Fleet Street, London. Engraved by Thomson & Hall, 14, Bury Str. Bloomsby. (with 10 inset maps).

Author: Purdy, John ; Whittle, J. ; Laurie, Richard Holmes

Date: 1814

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Author: Purdy, John ; Whittle, J. ; Laurie, Richard Holmes

Date: 1814

Short Title: A Map Of Cabotia.

Publisher: London: Jas. Whittle and Richd. Holmes Laurie.

Type: Case Map

Object Height cm: 123

Object Width cm: 158

Scale 1: 1,457,000

Note: First edition. Large, four sectioned map in original case; each sheet is dissected into 16 sections). Ten inset maps. Editions to 1850. A large, impressive map, with a unique title indicating Purdy's attempt to create a new name for the region discovered by Cabot, and/or an attempt by Laurie and Whittle to sell more maps (see Fredonia map of 1833). The main organizing feature of the map is the drainage of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. The inset maps are very detailed and several notes discuss Cabot's explorations. Tanner mentions this map as a source in his preface to the American Atlas, as does Melish in his Geographical Description of the United States. Stevens and Tree list editions of 1814, 1821, and 1821/25; Winearls adds editions of 1828 (May), 1828 (June), 1838, and 1850. With outline color. Folds into original marbled cardboard slip case 21x16.5 with a label reading "Cabotia. Jo Gratz" in ms, and "Sold by Wm. Allen, 32 Dame Strt." printed in ink.

Reference: Malinski State 1 (p133-145, Farrell "Explorations...Canadian Mapping"); Winearls 48; Stevens and Tree 8(a).

Country: Canada

State / Province: New Brunswick ; Nova Scotia ; Newfoundland

Full Title: A Map Of Cabotia; Comprehending The Provinces Of Upper And Lower Canada, New-Brunswick, And Nova-Scotia, With Breton Island, Newfoundland, &c. And Including also The Adjacent Parts Of The United States. Compiled from a great Variety of Original Documents, By John Purdy. Published 12th October, 1814, by Jas. Whittle And Richd. Holmes Laurie, No. 53, Fleet Street, London. Engraved by Thomson & Hall, 14, Bury Str. Bloomsby. (with 10 inset maps).

List No: 3828.001

Series No: 2

Engraver or Printer: Thomson & Hall

Published In: A Map Of Cabotia; Comprehending The Provinces Of Upper And Lower Canada, New-Brunswick, And Nova-Scotia, With Breton Island, Newfoundland, &c. And Including also The Adjacent Parts Of The United States. Compiled from a great Variety of Original Documents, By John Purdy. Published 12th October, 1814, by Jas. Whittle And Richd. Holmes Laurie, No. 53, Fleet Street, London. Engraved by Thomson & Hall, 14, Bury Str. Bloomsby. (with 10 inset maps).

Publication Author: Purdy, John ; Whittle, J. ; Laurie, Richard Holmes

Publication Date: 1814

Publication Reference: Malinski State 1 (p133-145, Farrell "Explorations...Canadian Mapping"); Winearls 48; Stevens and Tree 8(a).

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 3828.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 21

Publication Width cm: 17

Image No: 3828001

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