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Canadian Scenery: District of Gaspe… Beautifully illustrated with tinted lithographs, from photographs by the author. Thomas PYE.
Canadian Scenery: District of Gaspe… Beautifully illustrated with tinted lithographs, from photographs by the author

Canadian Scenery: District of Gaspe… Beautifully illustrated with tinted lithographs, from photographs by the author

Montreal: John Lovell, 1866. Small folio. (13 x 10 inches). Lithographed map of the district by Roberts & Reinhold after P. Murison, 20 tinted lithographed views on 19 leaves by Roberts & Reinhold after photographs by the author, 18 of the plates oval within black-line oblong borders with decorative corner-pieces printed in light brown. Publisher's green bubble-grain cloth, covers with decorative borders blocked in blind, with gilt lettering at the centre of the upper cover, modern cloth box.

A fine copy of this rare work on the District of Gaspe on the eastern seaboard of Canada, bordered to the north by the St.Lawrence

The introductory text is particularly interesting and the author writes with an unusual lack of formality and does not hold back from expressing his views. These are definitely partisan and aimed mainly at extolling the possible economic virtues of the area, mainly it seems to persuade the "Intercolonial Railroad" to complete the extension of the line through the district.

TPL 4532.

Item #2577

Price: $2,500.00

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