Map of the British Settlements, and the United States of North America, from the Coast of Labrador to Florida. Intended to illustrate the Travels of Mr. Lambert through those Countries.
1813 (dated) 15.5 x 15.5 in (39.37 x 39.37 cm)
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This is an 1813 Cradock and Joy map of the United States and Canada. The map depicts the region from Lake Huron to Newfoundland and the Atlantic Ocean and from Labrador and St. James Bay to Florida. Created to accompany the first volume of John Lambert's Travels through Canada and the United States of America, in the years 1806, 1807, and 1808, cities and towns throughout the region are labeled. Quebec, les Trois Rivières, and Montreal are among the sites labeled along the St. Lawrence River in Canada, while each of the original thirteen colonies is illustrated and labeled, although the borders are not completely accurate, which is particularly noticeable with regard to Maine. Cities such as Boston, Hartford, Newport, Philadelphia, and New York are all labeled. Washington City is also present, as the U.S. Federal government occupied the new national capital in 1800.
Some Strange Cartography in OhioAnother curiosity is the strange configuration of what appear to be land belonging to the Ohio Company and the Virginia Military District in Ohio. None of these borders represent the correct borders for any of these claims, particularly the land belonging to the Ohio Company, which did not cross the Ohio River, which is at complete odds with what is depicted here. Also of note is that the Connecticut Reserve in northern Ohio is not present, while an attempt is made at including the other two districts.
This map was published by Cradock and Joy in the 1814 second edition of John Lambert's Travels through Canada and the United States of America, in the years 1806, 1807, and 1808.
Baldwin and Cradock (fl. c. 1810 - 1860) were London based publishers working in the early to mid 19th century. They are best known for their publication of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge's ground breaking subscription atlas. They also published John Thomson's magnificent New General Atlas from 1814 - c. 1820. In addition to their cartographic corpus, the firm had wide ranging publishing interests in many other areas, including books, broadsides, and an investment in Blackwoods Magazine. They had their offices at 47 Paternoster Row, London, England. This firm also published under the imprint Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy and Cradock and Joy.
Lambert, J. Travels Through Lower Canada and the United States of North America in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808 (London: Cradock and Joy) 1814.
Very good. Verso reinforcement along original fold lines. Transference. Blank on verso.