Lot 84: Early map of British Columbia 1859

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Lot 84: Author: Arrowsmith, John Title: The Provinces of British Columbia & Vancouver Island, with Portions of the United States & Hudson's Bay Territories, Compiled from Original Documents Place Published: London Publisher: John Arrowsmith Date Published: 1859 Description: Engraved map, outline color. 60x53 cm (23?x20?"), mounted on linen and sectioned for folding into blindstamped cloth covers stamped in gilt, 20x12.5 cm (8x5"). Early map of the Province of British Columbia, which was established in 1858. This map is the second to appear in Phillips Maps, following an 1858 map by Peterman ("Karte von British-Columbia [frühher New Caledonia]"), which was much smaller than the present map. With inset of the Queen Charlotte Islands. Some fading to cloth covers; map fine or nearly so. Provenance: Heaston, 9/91. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1500-2500
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