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BOOK - Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Middlesex 1878
Originally published by H. R. Page, Toronto 1878
This premium-quality, limited-edition reprint published by Hammerburg Productions, Toronto, 2009
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 cover and book spine are stamped in gold-foil. The covering has a nicely grained, jet black finish. This image appears lighter because of camera flash.
The Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Middlesex 1878, was originally published by H. R. Page of Toronto in 1878. 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 County of Middlesex in the province of Ontario in 1878.
This county atlas consists of historical text, township and town maps, portraits, views, and patron's directory.
Contains many illustrations of people, homes,
farms and businesses in Middlesex County and the city of London in 1878.
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.
Every Middlesex Township and municipality of 1878 is represented with a detailed map outlining the farm lots, rivers, creeks, roads, towns and villages. Landholders names are printed on their specific properties on each township map.
(Click on photo for bigger image)
- Original title page
- New introduction
- Table of Contents - detailed
- Historical sketch of the County of Middlesex 1878 with details by topic and township
- Individual sketches (narratives)
- Patrons Directory
- Portraits of individuals
- Map of Middlesex (colour) divided into townships that are further delineated into lots and concessions (two page colour map)
- Individual township maps (colour) with names of landowners listed on thier properties
- Map of southern Ontario and Quebec with counties outlined (two page colour map)
- Sketches of properties and persons who were "subscribers" to the original printing
- Map of eastern Quebec and the Maritime provinces with counties outlined (two page colour map)
- Townplans including steet names, house/lot numbers, some with names of home owners (colour maps)
- Patron's directory of Middlesex County includes name, location, date of settlement, nativity, PO address, business (if any)
- Advertisements from 1878 advertisers to the original printing.
- Unique and additional to the original 1878 Middlesex atlas was a full colour map of the city of London, folded and included in a pouch in side the back cover. This feature has been faithfully reproduced in this edition.
Many painstaking hours have gone into restoring the original black copy as well as reconstructing the coloured original maps, and re-inserting the colour to show how the original atlas looked more than 130 years ago. To ensure a brilliant result, three original atlases were used to prepare this exceptional edition.
Two page map of Middlesex County, with township boundaries, towns, villages, lots and concessions. (click on photo for larger image)
We are very pleased to be able to make this limited edition reprint available to genealogical researchers, students, historians and archivists alike. This is an outstanding quality reproduction that is destined to become a treasured heirloom for generations to come.
- 71 pages plus 28 X 36" map of London city
- 14 X 18"
- Hardcover (heavy weight boards with premium quality textured covering in black)
- Table of Contents (with original pagination)
- Maps (all in original colours)
- Patrons directory (1878 subscribers)
- Printed on heavy-weight (80 lb) acid-free paper
- ISBN 978-0-978643-3-2 (2009)
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