Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Published by John Lovell
Date Published: 1856
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition, scarce. 20 x 14 in. 40 pages. Original leather spine and corners with gilt type on worn cloth cover. Inside pages are in very good condition with small pin holes old library name O.F.M. Québec on three of the 40 text pages. With a folding table and 7 folding maps on 6 sheets (with one extra map not called for on the ‘Maps Accompany this Report') Six long folding map pages are generally very good condition with some wear.
Contains the following maps:
#1.- Surveys of the Principal Rapids of the River St. Lawrence between Prescott and Lake St. Louis... DIVISION 3. from Lake St. Francis to Pointe au Diable comprsing the Coteau Rapids. (colour) 41 x 19-3/4 inches.
#2.- Survey of the Rapids of the River St. Lawrence between Prescott and Lake St. Louis... DIVISION 4 from Pointe au Diable to Pointe au Moulin comprising the Cedar Rapids. (some colour) 60-1/2 x 19-3/4 inches.
#3.- Survey of the Rapids of the River St. Lawrence between Prescott and Lake St. Louis... DIVISION 5 from Pointe au Moulin to Lake St. Louis comprising the Split Rock & Cascades Rapids. (some colour). 52 x 19-3/4 inches.
#4.- Diagram Map, Exhibiting the Various Routes proposed for the St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain Ship Canal. (some routes outlined in colour). 53 x 31 inches. #5a. - Surveys of the Principal Rapids of the River St. Lawrence between Prescott and Lake St. Louis... Division Map No. 1 Galops- Rapids
#5b. - Division Map No. 2 Survey of a Portion North Channel of the Long Sault Rapids
23 x 19-3/4 inches.
Winearls 547 for above maps.
#6 - not called for : Plan of River St. Lawrence between Prescott and Montreal showing the rapids and provincial canals to improve the navigation. Colour lithograph by George Matthews, Montreal, drafted by H.H. Killaly. Very long map, 19-3/4 x 206 inches.
TPL 3635; Winearls 550.
Jean Chabot was was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Canada East. He was also Chief Commissioner of Public Works from 1849 to 1850 and from 1852 to 1855, also representing the government on the board of directors of the Grand Trunk Railway. In 1856, served as judge in the Quebec Superior Court at Montreal.
Very Good. Item #8392