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British Provinces
Printer:Printed by Bingham & Kelly , American, 1857 - 1859
Publisher:Published by O. D. Case , American, 1826 - 1903
Lithography; black printer's ink and watercolor on paper, lined with linen
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 22 3/4 x 27 1/2in. (57.8 x 69.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 24 3/4 x 29in. (62.9 x 73.7cm) Mount (height x width): 25 1/4 x 29 1/2in. (64.1 x 74.9cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Gallery Copy: This map of the British Provinces in North America shows what would later become Eastern Canada divided into seven regions identified as Hudson's Bay Territory (1), Labrador (2), Upper Canada (3), Lower Canada (4), New Brunswick (5), Nova Scotia (6), and Newfoundland (7). Upper and Lower Canada (corresponding to modern Ontario and Quebec) had been combined into a single province, the Province of Canada, in 1841, but that change is not reflected in this 1857 map.
Description: Outline map of the eastern part of Canada, from Hudson's Bay to the north, Newfoundland to the east, the Great Lakes to the south, and what was Upper Canada (modern-day Ontario) to the west. The land is not labeled; instead, it is divided into seven numbered sections. There are also smaller numbers and circles that correspond with a key published separately from the map. Natural features include rivers and islands.
Cartographic Note: Scale: About 3/4 inches equals 50 miles Constituent Note: Mitchell's Series of Outline Maps were first issued in 1841 by Mather, Case, Tiffany & Burnham of Hartford, Connecticut and Augustus Mitchell of Philladelphia.. In 1857, the maps were updated and resissued. This time the printing was done by a new lithography firm, Bingham & Kelly and the maps and the accompanying key were published by O.D. Case & Co., both in Hartford.
Inscription: Recto, bottom right, printed in black ink: "Mitchell's Series / OF / OUTLINE MAPS, / FOR THE USE OF / ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS, / REVISED AND IMPROVED. / No. 3. / HARTFORD, / PUBLISHED BY O.D. CASE & CO. / Lith. of Bingham & Kelly. Hartford, Conn." Bottom left, printed in black ink: "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by O.D. Case & Co., in the Clerk's Office of the Dist. Court of Conn."
Object Number: 1972.36.55.3
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