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North America British possessions [cartographic material] / 



Place of creation



D. Lizars

1 map : hand coloured outline ; 40 x 51 cm on sheet 47 x 56 cm.

Scope and content

Covers Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland and the northern United States. Shows settlements, Indian tribes, rivers, etc.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC191081
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #366
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Copyright: Expired.
Credit Library and Archives Canada.

Additional information

From: The Edinburgh geographical and historical atlas, comprehending a sketch of the history of geography; a view of the principles of mathematical, physical, civil, and political geography; an account of the geography, statistics, and history of each continent, state, and kingdom, delineated. And a tabular view of the principal mountain chains in the world. Engraved on sixty-nine copper plates, and compiled from materials drawn from the newest and most authentic sources. /by D. Lizars, Edinburgh: J. Hamilton.Plate no. 62

Relief shown by hachures.

Prime meridian of Greenwich

"LXII" appears in upper left margin.

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

Related materials
For other copies see: G1019 .E34 1831 - fol./Vault (AMICUS No. 17076527)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 13,000,000 ] (W 180°--W 2°/N 80°--N 40°)

Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 761, plate no 62
Phillips, Entry 782, plate no 62
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, Image no. 0436058

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC191081

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

Subject heading

1. North America - Maps - Early works, 1801-1850.
2. Canada - Maps - Early works, 1801-1850.


Other system control no.