ROE, Frederick B.
Atlas of the Maritime Provinces of the Dominion of Canada, with Historical and Geographical Descriptions
St. John, N.B. and Halifax, N.S. Roe Brothers, 1879. Folio. (15 13/16 x 13 inches). 102pp. 34 hand-coloured mapsheets (5 double-page), many with insets or comprising multiple maps or town plans.
Publisher's black morocco backed brown cloth boards, upper cover decoratively blocked in black and lettered in gilt, expert repairs to spine.
Scarce hand-coloured 19th century county atlas of New Brunwick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Following the title is a textual description of the provinces, largely using census data, written by Duncan Campbell, as well an essays on the geology and mineralogy of the region by James Fowler. It was published strictly by subscription at the price of $10 and includes an 8pp. Business Directory (i.e. essentially a list of subscribers) and 2pp. publisher's ads in the rear. "This is the only 19th century atlas of the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island" (Rumsey).
Rumsey 859; Phillips 1239.