“UPPER CANADA.” Thomas Gamaliel Bradford. Boston: Weeks, Jordan and Co., c. 1838. Rare first edition – rare first issue – with outline color. (Image: 11 ¼ x 14’’)
Very fine & beautifully engraved map with original outline color. Engraved by G. W. Boynton (owner of an engraving company in Boston 1830’s - 40’s). From An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries by T. G. Bradford.
This map depicts Upper Canada (Ontario) with topographical features shown and most major cities, towns, waterways, islands and mountain ranges located. It shows three of the five Great Lakes: Ontario, Erie and Huron. The New York Grand Canal or the Erie Canal is also specifically noted.
Upper Canada is the region in Canada now known as Ontario. It retained this name from 1791 to 1841.