Colton Canada West 1859


“Colton’s Canada West or Upper Canada.”  New York; Johnson & Browning, 1859.  12 3/4 x 15 1/2.  Lithograph.  Original hand color.  Minor chipping in corners.  Else, very good condition.

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An original antique map of Canada West, also called ‘Upper Canada,’ published by Johnson & Browning in 1859, the year they took over Colton’s Atlas.  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, then Johnson basically took over and dominated American map publishing in the following years.  This map of essentially today’s Ontario is a nice example of the firm’s output.