Philadelphia: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr., 1847.
Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 14" x 17".
This lovely 1847 map of Ontario, Canada depicts the province in its entirety. The map includes part of New York State as well. "Canada West," previously known as "Upper Canada" is color coded at the district level and notes railroads, cities, rivers, mountains, and other important topographic elements. An inset in the lower right features Lake Superior, of the Great Lakes. The map is in good condition. Dated and copyrighted to 1846, this map appeared in the 1847 edition of Mitchell's "New General Atlas".
Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) was one of the leaders in American cartography of the 19th century and pioneered the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates. His son, Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. continued his father's successful mapmaking and publishing business, and was one of the most prolific and renowned 19th century American publishers.