1821 Purdy Map of Cabotia (New England and Canada)

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Seller: geographicusmaps (3,999) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362645047382 1821 Purdy Map of Cabotia (New England and Canada) WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: A Map of Cabotia; Comprehending The Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, New-Brunswick And Nova-Scotia, with Breton Island, Newfoundland, &c. And Including also, The Adjacent Parts of the United States. Compiled from a great Variety of Original Documents. By John Purdy. Description: A fine example of Purdy's important 1821 map of Cabotia or Canada and New England – at the time the largest and finest map of that region. Cabotia is Purdy's manufactured term for eastern Canada or those lands discovered by John Cabot in 1497. The map covers from Lake Michigan to Newfoundland and from Labrador to New York City. Within Canada, it includes all of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. In the United States, it includes all of New England, Michigan, and New York, as well as parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania. There are no fewer than 10 inset detail maps including a map of the Great lakes, the environs of Quebec, the St. Lawrence River, Niagara and vicinity, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Halifax, St. John, and New York Harbor. One of this map's most striking features is the use of the term 'Cabotia.' Purdy coined the term Cabotia in reference to the 1497 discoveries of John Cabot. His purpose in renaming the region is unclear although some have argued that the term was chosen for no other purpose than to drive map sales – as with the Fredonia map of 1830. Still others, taking in the scope of the map and its inclusion of much of New England, suggest that Purdy may have been making a subtle assertion of British claims to the entire northeastern part of North America. A particularly interesting aspect of this map is the notable difference between the old awkwardly formed French seigneurial grants along the St. Lawrence – which were mostly honored by the British- and the new perfectly square townships established by the British shortly after the French and Indian War. There are numerous annotations throughout ranging from a biography of John Cabot in support of the term Cabotia, Purdy's criticism of other cartographers, notes on navigation and topography, comments on road conditions, and even suggests advancing the placement of new lighthouses. Cartographically, Purdy derived this map by combining the best features of the best maps of the era. For Upper Canada he uses the Smyth map of 1800 and the Chewitt map of 1813. For Lower Canada and the Maritime Provinces, he references the work of Holland in 1775 and 1802, and Cary in 1807. New Brunswick features new information extracted from government manuscript surveys which Purdy presumably had access to. For much of the nautical detail, including the soundings, he relies on Des Barres. Purdy's map map was first issued in 1814 shortly following the end of the War of 1812. Given the map's focus area and Purdy's decision to include much of the northeastern Untied States, the map may have been issued with the treaty negotiations in mind and, in fact, many scholars believe it was used for that very purpose. The present offering is the scarce third state or Malinski's second state. There are few changes, other than the date on the imprint, between the first, second, and third states. Although all editions are rare, this present offering is exceptionally scarce as noted by Richard M. Malinski, who was unable to locate a physical example, merely referencing the map via a note in Phillips. There are currently 8 known states: 1814, 1818, 1821 (present example), 1825, May 1828, June 1828, 1838, and 1850. While there are minor cartographic differences between the editions, the most significant changes appeared between the 1821 and 1825 editions. The 1850 edition is notable for the abandonment of the 'Cabotia' toponym in favor of 'The Vice-Royalty of Canada.' The map was drawn by John Purdy, engraved by Thomson and Hall, and published by Laurie and Whittle. There are about 20 known examples in institutional collections: 10 are held by the British Library, 6 by American institutions, and 2 in Canada (Library of Parliament, Dalhousie University). We are further aware of 2 others in private hands. Size: Printed area measures 48.5 inches high by 62.5 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Dissected and mounted on linen in four panels, each with 12 sections. Original slipcase. Given size is of the entire map, not individual panels. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your FedEx Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange tax payment if it is levied. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free as educational materials, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature for insurance purposes. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. " Condition: Very good. Dissected and mounted on linen in four panels, each with 12 sections. Original slipcase. Given size is of the entire map, not individual panels.

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