Guelph.One of the Towns founded by Mr. Galt for the Canada Company in Upper Canada.
Lithograph, very scarce. Sheet size: 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9½"). Cut to image on 3 sides. Crease down middle where bound.
A view of the town of Guelph, Canada, with a woman standing in the foreground, looking out towards the town, with a dog by her side. A bridge is seen across a river to the left, with various buildings distributed in the distance. Guelph was selected as the headquarters of British development firm 'the Canada Company' by its first superintendent John Galt, a popular Scottish novelist who designed the town to attract settlers to it and the surrounding countryside. Galt designed the town to resemble a European city centre, complete with squares, broad main streets and narrow side streets, resulting in a variety of block sizes and shapes. From Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, volume 2, Nov. 1830.
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