Canada, 1807

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Canada, 1807

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | February 11, 2021

This is map is title "A New Map of Upper and Lower Canada." The cartographer is John Cary and it was made in 1807.

The perspective of this map and the centering of the Great Lakes is different than what we are used to seeing.