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Lot 6

Americas.- Simcoe (John Graves).- First Nations.- Baker (Lt. Col. Sir Edward) Plan of the Province of Upper Canada with part of the Adjacent Countries, manuscript map of Simcoe expedition, bound into Hearne's 'Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay...' , 1795.

 

Hammer Price: £26,000

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Americas.- Simcoe (John Graves).- First Nations.- Baker (Lt.-Col. Sir Edward, née Baker Littlehales, 1st Baronet ) Plan of the Province of Upper Canada with part of the Adjacent Countries, manuscript map, covering Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario, title in cartouche upper right, with numerous contemporary annotations including 'Governor Simcoe's Route' for his exploratory tour of 1793, annotations listing Indian tribes, and with an asterisk location showing General"Mad" Anthony Wayne's 'TheBattle of Fallen Timbers', amongst other details, pen and black ink, blue watercolour wash, annotations in brown ink, on laid paper without watermark, 255 x 375 mm. (10 x 14 ¾ in), central folds, light spotting and browning, [circa 1793] bound with Hearne (Samuel) A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean, undertaken by order of the Hudson's Bay Company, for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, &c. in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772, first edition, folding engraved map with routes supplied by hand in red, green and yellow, 8 engraved plates and plans, 6 folding, 2 double-page, with final advertisement/directions to binder leaf, wide margins, text with wormhole to lower margin, occasional light browning, one or two small stains, 2 small paper flaw holes to margin of 3I2, with loosely inserted hand-coloured engraved map of 'British Dominions of North America' (Henry Fisher, 1823), engraved bookplate of Sir Edward B.Baker, Bt., with the manuscript map of Simcoe expedition mounted on stub at end, handsome contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with red roan label, a little rubbed, small worn patches and scratches to lower cover, [Sabin 31181], 4to, for A.Strahan and T.Cadell, 1795.

Provenance:
Lt. Col. Sir Edward Baker (née Baker Littlehales), Ranston Library, Dorset

Unique record of the exploratory tour undertaken by Simcoe and Baker from Niagara Falls to Detroit in 1793, and of the First Nations people of Canada and north America.

Lt. Col. John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806) was commander of the Queen's Rangers in America during the Revolutionary War. Later, between the years 1791 and 1796, he served as the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada.

Lt. Col. Sir Edward Baker (née Baker Littlehales, 1st Baronet, d.1825), of Ranston, Dorset, was the aide-de-camp to Lt. Col. Simcoe, and author of Journal...of an Exploratory Tour partly in sleighs but chiefly on foot, from Navy Hall, Niagara, to Detroit made in the months of February and March, A.D. 1793, by His Excellency Lieut. Governor Simcoe, published posthumously in Toronto in 1889. The work did not include a map.

The manuscript map tipped into the present volume was produced by Baker in the 1790s, and contains details of the route taken by him and Lt. Col. Simcoe on his 'Exploratory Tour' in 1793. The map features numerous annotations, including details of the Ottowa River from Montreal "navigated by the North West Company in Canoes & Boats", and details of Native Indian settlements including 'Mohawks', 'St Regis Indians', 'Ottawa's Chippewa's', and 'Delaware's Miami's Indians' amongst others. It also locates the "Indian territory south of this marginal line towards the River Ohio [as] the scene of action between the western Indians and the army of the United States under General Wayne", the final battle of theNorthwest Indian War, August 20, 1794.

Full Lot Details

Americas.- Simcoe (John Graves).- First Nations.- Baker (Lt.-Col. Sir Edward, née Baker Littlehales, 1st Baronet ) Plan of the Province of Upper Canada with part of the Adjacent Countries, manuscript map, covering Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario, title in cartouche upper right, with numerous contemporary annotations including 'Governor Simcoe's Route' for his exploratory tour of 1793, annotations listing Indian tribes, and with an asterisk location showing General"Mad" Anthony Wayne's 'TheBattle of Fallen Timbers', amongst other details, pen and black ink, blue watercolour wash, annotations in brown ink, on laid paper without watermark, 255 x 375 mm. (10 x 14 ¾ in), central folds, light spotting and browning, [circa 1793] bound with Hearne (Samuel) A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean, undertaken by order of the Hudson's Bay Company, for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, &c. in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772, first edition, folding engraved map with routes supplied by hand in red, green and yellow, 8 engraved plates and plans, 6 folding, 2 double-page, with final advertisement/directions to binder leaf, wide margins, text with wormhole to lower margin, occasional light browning, one or two small stains, 2 small paper flaw holes to margin of 3I2, with loosely inserted hand-coloured engraved map of 'British Dominions of North America' (Henry Fisher, 1823), engraved bookplate of Sir Edward B.Baker, Bt., with the manuscript map of Simcoe expedition mounted on stub at end, handsome contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with red roan label, a little rubbed, small worn patches and scratches to lower cover, [Sabin 31181], 4to, for A.Strahan and T.Cadell, 1795.

Provenance:
Lt. Col. Sir Edward Baker (née Baker Littlehales), Ranston Library, Dorset

Unique record of the exploratory tour undertaken by Simcoe and Baker from Niagara Falls to Detroit in 1793, and of the First Nations people of Canada and north America.

Lt. Col. John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806) was commander of the Queen's Rangers in America during the Revolutionary War. Later, between the years 1791 and 1796, he served as the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada.

Lt. Col. Sir Edward Baker (née Baker Littlehales, 1st Baronet, d.1825), of Ranston, Dorset, was the aide-de-camp to Lt. Col. Simcoe, and author of Journal...of an Exploratory Tour partly in sleighs but chiefly on foot, from Navy Hall, Niagara, to Detroit made in the months of February and March, A.D. 1793, by His Excellency Lieut. Governor Simcoe, published posthumously in Toronto in 1889. The work did not include a map.

The manuscript map tipped into the present volume was produced by Baker in the 1790s, and contains details of the route taken by him and Lt. Col. Simcoe on his 'Exploratory Tour' in 1793. The map features numerous annotations, including details of the Ottowa River from Montreal "navigated by the North West Company in Canoes & Boats", and details of Native Indian settlements including 'Mohawks', 'St Regis Indians', 'Ottawa's Chippewa's', and 'Delaware's Miami's Indians' amongst others. It also locates the "Indian territory south of this marginal line towards the River Ohio [as] the scene of action between the western Indians and the army of the United States under General Wayne", the final battle of theNorthwest Indian War, August 20, 1794.