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The British Possessions in North America from the best authorities [cartographic material] / 



Place of creation



Mathew Carey]

1 map : hand col. ;. 37 x 43 cm on sheet 42 x 52 cm.

Scope and content

Maps shows Canada from Newfoundland to Lake Superior with major lakes, rivers, mountain chains, towns and villages.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC191064
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 350
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 name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Longitude E from Philadelphia appears across bottom.

Longitude West from London appears across the top of the map.

Includes untitled inset of New Greenland, Labrador New Britain, and Prince William's Land. 20 x 26 cm.

Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthries Geography improved. Sheet no. 1 from Mathew Carey's American Atlas (Philadelphia: s.n., 1795).

Second state based on engraving statement across the top and Kershaw entry information.

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

Related materials
For other copies and states see: Mikan 4145473 (NMC 6976) ; Mikan 4139924 (NMC 6969)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:7,286,400 ]

Citation / reference note
David Rumsey Collection Image No: 2542001
Phillips, Entry 1172, map no 1
Phillips, Entry 1173, map no 1
Kershaw, Entry 391
Phillips, Entry 1365, map no 23

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC191064

Subject heading

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


Other system control no.