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John Arrowsmith
The Provinces of British Columbia & Vancouver Island with Portions of the United States & Hudson's Bay Territories.
London: John Arrowsmith Lith., 1859. Very Good, folding map flattened and backed on acid free tissue paper for long term preservation, age toning.. Notes: Scarce c.1859 edition of this important map of the Pacific Northwest, one of the earliest separate maps to focus on British Columbia.Underneath the title it states:Compiled from the original document and materials with great labour.Following the the British Royal Engineers accurate surveys and the creation of British Columbia in 1858. Gold was found along the banks of the Thompson River, triggering the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. In 1851 as a result of the Oregon Boundary Dispute, the Hudson Bay Company, lost governance of all territory between the 49th Parallel and the Columbia River due to a sudden influx of American settlers.The map extends to the area north of Ketchikan, Alaska, Ft. Assiniboine and Edmonton, Alberta east , and south to include the Columbia River and Lewis Fork, including Oregon City. Many early forts and settlements located, along with Indian Tribal lands. There are several annotations on the Fraser River and very good detail along the Continental divide, in the Canadian Rockies. For most of the 19th century the production of maps showing new discoveries in the north part of America was dominated by the Arrowsmith firm. This firm had been established by Aaron Arrowsmith in 1790 and continued until the death of John Arrowsmith in 1873. As the map maker to the Hudson's Bay Company, Arrowsmith had access to the manuscript drafts sent to London by servants of the Company in North America. This gave him … [Click Below for Full Description]
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