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April 1st,1829

Place of creation



Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green

1 map : Hand coloured outline ; 39 x 50 cm on sheet 49 x 59 cm.

Scope and content

Post-Lewis & Clark map of Canada, Alaska and the NW United States, from Hall's rare General Atlas. The map includes rich details in Russian Territory (Alaska) and Canada, including one of the most detailed looks a the various trading houses and fur depot's of the Hudson's Bay Company to appear on a map, with well over 30 trading houses and early British Forts named. Portages, Indian Villages and a host of other details appear.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC175478
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #359
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

Pictorial relief.

Prime meridian of Greenwich

"45" appears in upper right margin.

"XLV" appears in lower right margin.

From: A new general atlas, with the divisions and boundaries carefully coloured; Constructed entirely from new drawings, and engraved by Sidney Hall. (1st ed.). London, printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, Paternoster Row, 1830.

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

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca.1:14,400,000] (E 160°--W 10°/N 80°--N 35°)

Cartographic math note
English miles 69 to a degree.

Citation / reference note
Wheat, C.I. Mapping the transmississippi west, 386.
Phillips, Entry 758, map no 45
David Rumsey Collection Image No: 4224046

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC175478.

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


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