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