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Place of creation



H.D. Symonds

1 map : b.& w. ; 36 x 46 cm on sheet 39 x 50 cm.

Scope and content

Map of North America, Central America and the West Indies including a massive unknown Northwestern region, speculative NW Coast of America, curious lake in the midst of Utah. Alaska is shown as a narrow peninsula. Near the top of the map the Mackenzie River is shown draining into the Sea seen by Mr. Mackenzie 1789. Also shows excellent detail in Texas and the Southwest.

Cartographic material
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f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC175465
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #217
Cartographic material
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217 Item no. assigned by LAC 217
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Relief shown pictorially

Meridien west from London.

Lower right: J.Russell sculpt: Constitution Row Grays Inn Lane.

Includes reference index "Reference to the United States".

"Published as the Act directs July 26, 1794 by H.D. Symonds, No 20 Paternoster Row".

From Russell's An American atlas ... and a plan of the city of Washington. London, 1795. Map no 1.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate (W180°--W 30°/N 68°--N30°)

Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 1363, no 1.
NYPL Digital Gallery, Image ID 434510.

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 175465

Exhibitions note
Over the Rockies: The Discovery & Mapping of the Canadian West 1700-1886. An Exhibition held at the The Royal Ontario Museum, March and April, 1956

Subject heading

1. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.


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