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Northern America, British, Russian and Danish possessions in North America. [cartographic material] / 



Place of creation

New York (State)


J.H. Colton & Co

1 map : hand col. ; 29 x 39 cm on sheet 38 x 44.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC105754
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #372
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/1100/1855 (4 variants)

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Relief shown by hachures.

Longitude west from Washington / Longitude west from Greenwich.

" Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co., in the Clerks Office of the District of the United States for the Southern District of New York".

Text on verso entitled: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.

Includes a decorative strap work border.

From: Colton's Atlas of America, illustrating the physical and political geography of North and South America and the West Indies, 1856, no. 3

"No. 3" appears in bottom right 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: Mikan 414031 (NMC 7037) ; Mikan 4203979 (NMC105755) ; Mikan 4203974 (NMC105722)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:19 080 000] (E 10°--W 10°/ N 80°--N 40°)

Citation / reference note
LeGear, Entry 10269, map no 3.
Legear, Entry 6116, map no 3

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 105754

Exhibitions note
Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" An Exhibtion held at The Royal Ontario Museum April 1958
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. Canada


Other system control no.