"Plans shewing Explorations on the North Shore of Lake Huron and thence eastward to the Ottawa. 1853-56"

NOTE: This book is somewhat outside our normal offering but it holds an important place in Canadian history and is a fine example of Canadian Cartography.

  • Twenty-one (21) delicately hand tinted plans record the first Canadian expedition to explore, detail and map the region.
  • Dimensions: Book - 12 1/2 " x 10"/Maps 23 1/4 x 36 1/2" Numerous fascinating topographical and geological notes abound, including dips strikes and soil conditions and rock type. 
  • Each folding sheet (approx. 23 1/4 x 36 1/2") is printed on thin government issue paper so there is some browning and some of the plans, with the passage of time, have tears along the folds. 
  • Overall the condition is fair to good and clean inside.
  • The binding is rubbed with section of the spine lacking, but Lovell's original binder's label is intact.
  • Original quarter calf and book cloth binding with red morocco and gilt label on front cover.


Alexander Murray was the assistant provincial geologist under Sir William E. Logan (1798-1875) The first director of the Canadian Geological survey and for whom Mt. Logan is named.

Published John Lovell,.Toronto 1857