|Method||Steel engraved with hand colour|
|Published||Published by Archd. Fullarton & Co. Glasgow. R. Scott Sc. |
|Dimensions||200 x 252 mm|
A map of British North America, modern day Canada, from James Bell's 'A System of Geography.' The map is outlined in hand colour, and features a vignette of 'Quebec from the Chaudier' in the bottom left corner. Adjoining parts of the Unites States of America, Russia, Greenland, and Iceland are also featured. California is still part of Mexico, and Alaska is listed as 'Russian Territory.'
Archibald Fullarton and Company were a Glasgow based publisher operating towards the end of the nineteenth century. The company produced a number of atlases, and books containing maps, including Fullarton's Parliamentary Gazetteer Of England And Wales and The Royal Illustrated Atlas, Of Modern Geography . These publications featured attractively decorated maps such as this example, with small vignette views of local interest surrounding the engraved map.
Condition: Vertical folds as issued. Binders holes to left margin.