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The British Colonies in North America, from the best authorities. [cartographic material] /  


May 23rd., 1785

Place of creation



C. Dilly & G. Robinson

1 map : hand coloured outline ; 32 x 33 cm on sheet 37 x 45 cm.

Scope and content

This map shows Canada from Baffins Bay to Lake Superior and from Newfoundland to Lake Athabasca. Lakes, rivers, bays, towns, villages and other features are shown and named. Note that on this map the Mississippi R. runs north of the 49th parallel. This map was published in several editions of the Atlas to Guthries System of Geography... between 1770 and 1795. This plate probably appeared in the 1786 edition of the atlas.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC191066
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #348
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Prime meridian west from Ferro and west from London.

"W. Darton, sc., Tottenham" appears in bottom right margin.

"Publish'd as the Act directs May 23rd 1785 by C. Dilly & G. Robinson, London."

From Gutherie's "The atlas to Gutherie's system of geography", 1795.

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 or editions see: Mikan 4152431 (NMC 6962) ; Mikan 4148975 (NMC 6723) ; Mikan 4155425 (NMC 6961) ; Mikan 4139923 (NMC 8017)

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterimate.

Citation / reference note
LeGear, Entry 6006, map no [21]

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC191066.

Subject heading

1. Canada - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Great Britain - Colonies - America - Maps - Early works to 1800.