NEWFOUNDLAND, NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK
The atlas this map is from is a typical example of a lot of atlas publications in the 19th century. Plates were used and reused by publishers over the course of many years and were transferred from one publisher to another with no, or very minor, changes. When a map is detached from its' atlas it becomes difficult to verify which atlas a map is from. Only by comparing it to known versions can conclusions be drawn. In this example, Greenleaf reissued an 1836 atlas of the same name by David Burr and at least 4 known versions were produced.
Walter documents this as being from Jeremiah Greenleaf's 1842 "A New Universal Atlas" relying on Phillips for his information and Phillips only documents one version of this atlas. We now know there were multiple versions published, the first being in 1840. We also have other sources available to us (David Rumsey and others) and can conclude that our map is "probably" from the 1842 version as that is the only version we were not able to reliably consult and the color palette differs from consulted versions.
G. R. French
1 map : colored ; 28 x 33 cm
NewfoundlandNova ScotiaNew BrunswickPrince Edward Island
-69.423; -44.548; 40.000; 53.333
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
A New Universal Atlas
Comprising Separate Maps Of all the Principal Empires, Kingdoms & States Throughout the World: and forming a distinct Atlas Of The United States. Carefully Compiled from the best Authorities Extant
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