Nova Scotia New Brunswick Montreal Quebec 1851 Cowperthwait Mitchell scarce mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Canada East Formerly Lower Canada.
Nova Scotia New Brunswick &c.
(Montreal / Quebec).
Issued 1851, Phila. by Thomas, Cowperthwait for Mitchell.
There are numerous variant issues of this interesting detailed map. Large detailed inset of Nova Scotia New Brunswick lower right with 23 line key. Border with large portion of northern Maine U.S. notes the boundary line is shown "as Proposed by King of Holland as arbitrator" of the recently existing dispute.
Attractive and uncommon mid-19th century lithographed map with original hand color.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine age patina and visual appeal unique to this era. Small spot at top left side border slightly abraded with tiny loss of border line.
Sheet measures c. 17 1/8"H x 13 5/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 15 1/4"H x 12 3/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1., p 308.
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 313.