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1840 Black Map of Canada: Ontario and Quebec

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1840 Black Map of Canada: Ontario and Quebec



Canada, New Brunswick & C.
  1840 (undated)     11.5 x 16 in (29.21 x 40.64 cm)


A fine example of Adam and Charles Black's 1840 map of Canada. The map covers from essex to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia (shown via inset at bottom center). It includes Upper (Ontario) and Lower (Quebec) Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince edward Island. Also shows the Great Lakes Ontario, erie and Huron. This map was drawn during the time following the Canadian Rebellions of 1837 against the British empire. This eventually led to a single colony of the United Province of Canada and the adoption of representative government by 1848. This map was engraved by S. Hall for issue in the 1840 edition of Black's General Atlas.


Charles and Adam Black (fl. 1807 - present) were map and book publishers based in Edinburgh. Charles and his uncle, Adam, both of Edinburgh, Scotland, founded their publishing firm in 1807. They published a series of maps and atlases throughout the 19th century. In addition to an array of atlases, the Black firm is known for their editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1817 - 1826) and the first publishing of Sir Walter Scott's novels in 1854. In 1889 the A. & C. Black publishing house moved to London where it remains in operation to this day. More by this mapmaker...


Hall, Sydney, Black's General Atlas: A series of Fifty-Four Maps from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources, Engraved on Steel, In the First Style of the Art, (Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black) 1840.    


Very good. Blank on verso. Original platemark visible.


Rumsey 2305.054 (1854 edition). Philips (atlases) 4334.