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Charles Unwin
Plan of Building Lots on Queen Street in the City of Toronto Canada West. The property of Mrs. Samuel Ridout.
Toronto, c.1856. Folded map straightened out, some restorations at the folds otherwise good. Backed with acid free tissue paper for long term preservation. Notes: Important and early surveillance map of building lots belonging to Mrs. Samuel Ridout (a distinguished Upper Canada family) in the area of Queen Street East and Seaton and highlights the "Roselands" estate. It bears the date of 1856 and is signed by noted Toronto surveyor Charles Unwin (1829-1918). There are additional pencil annotations indicating the lots belonging to F.W. Jarvis, and this is signed and dated 1853 by architect / surveyor William Thomas. There is an additional label [Wadsworth and Unwin, Land Surveyors 1870] pasted onto the map. Wadsworth and Unwin. received commissions from the Dominion and Ontario Governments, Railway Corporations and the City of Toronto. They were also employed as City Surveyors by the Corporation of Toronto and in 1872, they published the Wadsworth and Unwin's map of the City of Toronto which proved to be an invaluable resource. In February of 1875 Wadsworth married Laura Ridout, Size : 660x1020 (mm), 25.98x40.16 (Inches), Coloring: Black & White, Category: Maps Canada Ontario South York Toronto;
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Canada]
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