Colton Canada East 1856

$65.00

“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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Description

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.