Map of the Eastern Portion of British North America including the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and part of the New England States Compiled from the latest Surveys and Charts, by Henry F. Perley for the Report of Israel D. Andrews, to Hon. Thomas Corwin, Secretary of the Treasury.
1853 (dated) 26 x 47 in (66.04 x 119.38 cm)
A rare, beautiful and gigantic map of the Canadian Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edwards Island. Also includes much of Quebec and parts of New York and New England. Depicts from Quebec City and the mouth of the St. Lawrence River eastward to the Maritime Provinces. Offers magnificient detail with regard to the towns, cities, and rivers systems of this area. Prepared by Henry Pearley for Israel D. Andrews' Report to the Secretary of the Treasury.
Israel de Wolf Andrews was the Consul of the United States for Canada and New Brunswick from 1851 - 1854. Little else is known about this elusive figure.
Henry F. Pearly was a Canadian surveyor and engineer working in the later part of the 19th century. Pearly attended Kings College of Engineering, which is today the University of New Brunswick, Canada. For a time, he worked as the Chief Engineer of the 800 meter St. Peter's Canal, on Cape Breton Island. He also designed the dry dock in Kingston, Ontario and docks in British Columbia, among many other important Canadian engineering projects.
Communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of March 8, 1851, the Report of Israel D. Andrews, consul of the United States for Canada and New Brunswick on the Trade and Commerce of the British North American Colonies, and upon the Trade of the Great Lakes and Rivers; also, notices of the internal imporvements in each state, of the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida, and a Paper on the Cotton Crop of the United States., (1853 editon).
Very good condition. Minor discoloration along original foldlines. Professionally flattened, restored, and backed on linen.
Univesity of Delaware, Box 1 Folder 3, 03001 h. Stevens, Henry, Catalogue of the American Books in the Library of the British Museum at Christmas MDCCCLVI, p. 5.