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Historical County Atlases 1875-1884
   Ontario, Canada   
(Upper Canada, Canada West)

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BOOK - Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Carleton Including Ottawa - 1879
Originally published by Belden & Co., Toronto 1879
This edition plublished by Wilson's Publishing, Campbellford, 1997
The original full title page of this historical atlas is: "Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Carleton (Including the City of Ottawa) Ont. Compiled Drawn and Published From The Personal Examinations and Surveys by H. Belden & Co., Toronto 1879". Atlas is in large format 16" X 14 3/4". This copy is from the single limited print run of 1000 copies that was published.

The book includes a lengthy historical sketch of the County of Carleton (including the city of Ottawa); individual detailed township maps with the name of the owner on every lot/farm including lots & concessions; detailed maps of towns and villages, drawings of many people and important buildings. These are new uncirculated books with printed pages that are crisp and clear on acid free paper with its original solid, premium binding.
Only 3 copies available   Click here for a enlarged picture

Hardcover......99.95 ea (C$)


ORIGINAL 1879 ATLAS - Historical Atlas of Carleton County Ontario, Illustrated
Published by Belden & Co., Toronto 1879
The original full title page of this historical atlas is: "Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Carleton (Including the City of Ottawa) Ont. Compiled Drawn and Published From The Personal Examinations and Surveys by H. Belden & Co., Toronto 1879". Atlas is in large format 17 5/8" X 14 3/4". This original atlas is in very good condition. A few pages have a bit of minor chipping on the bottom corner. The binding was loose and the spine covering was torn, so we had it professionally rebound with new boards and covered with high quality black Tanotex covering (looks like heavy grained leather but much more durable). The original book covering from the 1879 atlas was carefully removed and then re-applied over the new covering.

The book includes a lengthy historical sketch of the County of Carleton (including the city of Ottawa); individual detailed township maps with the name of the owner on every lot/farm including lots & concessions; detailed maps of towns and villages, drawings of many people and important buildings. Check the photographs closely before buying or inspect the book personally at Carleton Place (near Ottawa, 613-257-7878). Click here for pictures of atlas (includes sample images of the front and back covers and a few pages pictures and county and township maps)
Only 1 copy available   

Hardcover......1200.00 (C$)


BOOK - Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Dominion of Canada - Lanark County
(Commonly known as the Lanark County Historical Atlas of 1880).
This premium-quality, limited-edition reprint published by Hammerburg Productions, Toronto, 2007
Behind today's high-speed cities are the slower paced memories of yester-year. These memories though often faded, have not dissappeared. They survive in old books, maps, documents, census records and black and white photographic views, hidden in the recesses of museums and archives. The Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Dominion of Canada - Lanark County, was originally published by H. Beldon and Company in 1880. It contains the maps of all the existing provinces at the time, as well as maps of the places where early Canadians emigrated from: Europe, Asia, North and South America, United States, Oceania and The World. The original edition was published with the final section of the atlas being the dedicated to the history, maps and images of people and places in Lanark County, Ontario, Canada in 1880. This county atlas consists of historical text, township and town maps, portraits, views, and patron's directory. In many county atlases of the time all of the names of residents were marked on the lots of the township maps. For The Dominion of Canada supplements however, only the names of subscribers were recorded on the township maps. All of these atlases were sold by subscription. Those residents of Lanark County who had the means, paid an additional sum to have their names addd to the township maps, contributed biographical sketches, portraits artistic renderings of their properties or businesses included in the atlases. An outstanding quality reproduction that will become a family heirloom.
ISBN 798-0-9784643-01
Only 2 copies available     More information

Hardcover......125.00 (C$)


BOOK - Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Lincoln and Welland (1876)
Originally published by H. R. Page, Toronto 1876
This premium-quality, limited-edition reprint published by Hammerburg Productions, Toronto, 2008

The Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Lincoln and Welland, was originally published by H. R. Page of Toronto in 1876. It contains colour maps of the southern portions of Ontario and Quebec and the maritime provinces with their counties clearly delineated at the time. The bulk of the edition is dedicated to history, maps and personal information about the inhabitants of the counties of Lincoln and Welland in the province of Ontario in 1876. This county atlas consists of historical text, township and town maps, portraits, views, and patron's directory. In some of the county atlases of the time, all of the names of rural residents were marked on their properties. This is one of those atlases -- all of the farm lots/acreages have the names of the landholders printed on the maps of their respective townships. Those who had the means and/or an interest, paid an fee to the original publisher to have biographical sketches, portraits, and/or artistic renderings of their properties or businesses included in the atlas. This premium quality reprint of the original atlas has been printed in a limited edition. An outstanding quality reproduction that will become a family heirloom for generations to come.
ISBN 978-0-97643-1-8    More Information.

Hardcover......99.95 (C$)


ATLAS - Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Dominion of Canada - 1880.
Originally published by H. Beldon and Company, 1880
This edition by Hammerburg Productions, Toronto, 2007
This premium-quality, limited-edition reprint published 2007 by Hammerburg Productions. The Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Dominion of Canada, was originally published by H. Beldon and Company in 1880. Contents include:Original title page; New introduction; General Index; Dominion of Canada narrative - conditions and historical sketches of provinces and cities in Canada as it was known in 1880.; Geology of the Dominion [of Canada]; Chronological landmarks in the history of Canada; General Information regarding The Royal Family, the Dominion Cabinet, the Senate, the House of Commons, the Provincial Legislatures, stamp duties, postal rates etc; Reference Table - Post Offices of the Dominion showing money order and savings bank locations, and the province riding and community where they are located [1880]; The Banks of Canada with their capital, branches and foreign agents etc.; The Canadian Tariff of Customs showing the duties payable on all goods imported into the Dominion; Legal and Judiciary; National and international maps; Sketches, portraits artistic renderings of prominent Canadians as well as sketches of properties or businesses; Detailed maps of Canadian Provinces (most in colour). Large Format Atlas, 14" X 18.5". More Information.

Hardcover......99.95 (C$)



Rare Original County Atlases



1880 Lanark County Historical Atlas - ORIGINAL
The Lanark County Atlas is so rare that you seldom see one for sale anywhere. This book was disassembled to use as a master for a reprint and has not been rebound since. The original cover was repaired at some point in its past but shows wear since. The boards, and spine are intact but separated from teh pages. All pages are accounted for. Individual maps from original atlases usually sell for $100 to $400 each. The entire atlas is available in as is condition for 625.00. The book can be inspected prior to purchase by calling for an appointment 613-257-7878 (Carleton Place, Ontario).

Hardcover......625.00 (C$)



1875 Wentworth County Historical Atlas - ORIGINAL
We have one remaining original Wentworth County Historical Atlas. The binding is entirely loose with heavy chipping on all sides of the pages and map edges. It is missing the page with the Binbrook Township map. We are selling it as-is to someone who wants to restore it or resell the maps individually. Individual maps from original atlases usually sell for $100 to $400 each. The book can be inspected prior to purchase by calling for an appointment 613-257-7878 (Carleton Place, Ontario).

Hardcover......525.00 (C$)





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