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Joseph Bouchette
To His Royal Highness George Augustus Frederick. Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, etc, etc, etc, and Prince Regent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland; This Topographical Map of the Province of Lower Canada, Shewing its division into Districts, Counties, Seigniories, & Townships, with all the Lands reserved both for the Crown & the Clergy, etc, etc.
London: W. Faden, 1815. In upper-left first sheet, upper and lower corners provided by manuscript. Likewise, top half of the inset map of the city of Quebec provided by manuscript. 5 remnant traces of old tape on the map, some marginal tears along the bottom of the cartouche.. Maps Canada East Quebec, The most important Canadian wall map. This map is composed of 10 large single sheets printed separately and laid down on acid-free canvas for long-term preservation. Embellished with 5 five inset views and three large inset maps of Montreal, Quebec, and Trois Rivieres. Relief shown by hachures; depths by soundings. Shows buildings in cities.Engraved by J. Walker and Sons.Bouchette (1744-1841) was the Surveyor General of Lower Canada from 1804 to 1841, the year he died. Thomson (Men and Meridians, pp. 264-269) calls this production \"Bouchette\'s magnus opus\". David Rumsey states -- \"The large ten sheet map is extraordinary -- it is over ten feet long when joined and almost five feet tall. It has five views and tree large inset maps of Montreal, Quebec and Three Rivers. The detail and graphic elegance of the large map is the equal (or perhaps the superior) of any of the contemporary maps that I have seen\". The atlas and the accompanying text was officially sponsored by the Canadian Legislature. On February 18, 1814, Bouchette presented before the House of Assembly his project to produce a large-scale map of Lower Canada accompanied by a topographical dictionary. The house decided to place ₤1,500 at Bouchette\'s disposal. A public subscription was also launched, th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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