Perley’s 1853 “Map of the Province of New Brunswick.”


George Hayward Perley. “Map of the Province of New Brunswick, Compiled From The Latest Authorities.” St. Johns, N.B.: Henry Chubb & Co., 1853. Separately issued, folding map: dissected into 15 sections and mounted on linen. 20 3/4 x 21. Lithograph by J.H. Bufford. Original outline color. Paper somewhat toned and light spotting. Otherwise, very good condition. Folding into original cloth covers.

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The demand for good local maps led to the development of regional maps, such as this provincial image of New Brunswick, in the middle of the nineteenth century. Typically, topography, towns, roads, lakes, and railroads are shown with impressive detail throughout.