Map of Quebec, 1884, Mitchell

Map of Quebec, 1884, Mitchell

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This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1884 by American mapmaker Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Junior. The colonies of Great Britain in North America, including Quebec, first united in 1867. Together, they formed the modern-day nation of Canada. By the early 1880s, Quebec was well-established and much of the focus in the region was on politics and industry. Railroads continued to spring up across the region and connected Canada with their southern neighbors. Labor in the region became increasingly industrial. With these changes, the Knights of Labor (originally a United States society) appeared in Quebec and united workers of both genders and across all trades. It was also in 1884 that La Presse, the French-language publication still around today, was created in the city of Montreal. 

Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868) turned his attention to mapmaking in the 1830s due to his dissatisfaction with available school maps. He developed a map publishing business that would make him and later his son the most prominent American map publishers of the nineteenth century. This map was published in Mitchell's New General Atlas, under the direction of his son, Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr.
- Onastasia Youssef

Plate Size: 14" x 11"

Condition: Minor foxing, but otherwise in excellent condition

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