Colton Canada West 1856


“Canada West or Upper Canada.”  From Colton’s American Atlas.  New York; J.H. Colton, [1855]-1856.  12 3/4 x 15 1/2.  Lithograph.  Original hand color.  Some minor spots in margins.  Else, very good condition.

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An original antique map of Canada West, also called ‘Upper Canada,’ today’s Ontario Province.  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.