Nice example of Thomas Bradford's map of Upper and Lower Canada, published in 1835.
The map provides valuable depiction of the region at a crucial time in its history, with insights into the geography, history, and culture of the region.
In 1835, Upper and Lower Canada were two of the provinces of British North America. Upper Canada, which is now the province of Ontario, was home to a largely British and Protestant population, while Lower Canada, which is now the province of Quebec, was home to a largely French and Catholic population. The two provinces were united into the Province of Canada in 1841, and they eventually became the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
The map shows the location of the major cities, towns, and other settlements in the two provinces, as well as the location of the major rivers, lakes, and other geographical features.
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-1887) was an American geographic publisher. He hailed from Bradford, Massachusetts and began his publishing career by working for the America Encyclopedia. Then, he edited and republished the Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Abridgement of Universal Geography, Modern & Ancient, which had originally been offered in French by Adrian Balbi. In 1835, he published another atlas, A Comprehensive Atlas: Geographical, Historical & Commercial, and, in 1838, An Illustrated Atlas Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries. His interests were primarily in educational publishing and he was one of the first mapmakers to show Texas as an independent country.