Canadian Scenery: District of Gaspe... Beautifully illustrated with tinted lithographs, from photographs by the author
by PYE, Thomas
Montreal: John Lovell, 1866. Small folio. (13 1/8 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. Original dark green wavy-grained cloth, covers with elaborate border blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt, small expert repiars to the head and foot of the spine A very fine copy of this rare work on the District of Gaspé 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 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.
(Inventory #: 21796)
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