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Joseph Bouchette: Plan of the Town of Goderich, Upper Canada

Map: CAN2987
 
Cartographer: Joseph Bouchette
Title: Plan of the Town of Goderich, Upper Canada
Date: 1832
Published: N/A
Width: 8 inches / 21 cm
Height: 7 inches / 18 cm
Map ref: CAN2987
Description:
City plan of Goderich, now in Ontario, surveyed by Joseph Bouchette, the Surveyor General of British North America.

As stated on the map, Goderich had only been founded by the Canada Company in 1829 so this was one of the first commercially available plans of the new town. Bouchette had been active in mapmaking for decades before publishing this map and was one of the most important surveyors of the country in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His seminal work, "A Topographical Description of the Province of Lower Canada" is considered an essential reference for the study of the development of the region. [CAN2987]