Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Elgin Ont.


Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Elgin Ont.

H. R. Page & Co

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Illustrated atlases are rarely complete, neat, or clean, but this Elgin Atlas, printed by H. R. Page & Co. of Toronto, has all its parts and looks fresher and tidier than most. The atlas consists of historical text, biographies of well-known men, township and town maps, portraits, views, and a patrons' or business card directory. Names of residents are marked on the lots of the township maps. Prominent county residents paid an additional sum to have biographical sketches, portraits, and views of their residences or businesses included. Note the Table of Contents provides a reference list in both English and German, reflecting the Mennonite community near Aylmer. The signature of W. R. Jackson on the front pastedown may be that of a well-known hardware store owner or jeweller in St. Thomas, but there is also a William Jackson, furniture seller, in the rear advertising section. A charming piece of southwestern Ontario history.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: H. R. Page & Co
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1877
  • Place Published: Toronto
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxviii, 60, [12] p. 44 cm. 30 pages of colour or half-tone maps, including fold-out of Southwold Township. 27 pages of portraits and scenery. 12 p. of advertising at rear. Rebound in leather with original cloth boards, gilt and blank impressing. Some wear and spotting to cloth. Hinges repaired internally. Ink inscription crossed out on front pastedown. Chipped corners to title page, a few small tears and spots, large tear in p. XXIII, chipped edges and repaired tear in fold-out map, rear free endpaper loosening at top, chip in edge of rear pastedown.

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