Colton Canada East 1856


“Canada East or Lower Canada.”  From Colton’s American Atlas.  New York; J.H. Colton, [1855]-1856.  12 3/4 x 15 1/2.  Lithograph.  Original hand color.  Very good condition.

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An original antique map of Canada East, also called ‘Lower Canada,’ and encompassing Quebec and New Brunswick.  It was published by the J.H. Colton firm in 1856.  In the mid-nineteenth century, the center of map publishing in America moved from Philadelphia to New York and the Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift.  The detail is impressive, and the hand color and decorative border add to the map’s aesthetics.