AbstractHistoric map showing Upper Canada (the area of present day Niagara Falls and Queenston Heights). North is oriented to the right toward Lake Ontario, Lake Erie is shown at south. The American side of the river is shown on the east side of the Niagara River. The Niagara River is shown cutting through the land from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. Also shown are various other hydrological features on both sides of the river. Place names, streets and significant buildings are marked. Forested areas are noted and land condition notes are also found at various points on the map. Grand Isle is shown at the centre of the river with notations about its size and features. The locations of War of 1812 battle grounds are marked at various points of the map. Relief is shown by hachures.
Map includes inset titled: “Vertical Section of the Great Slope which occations the Falls”. A vertical cross section of the Niagara Escarpment from Queenston to Chippewa is provided along with a scale, notes and measurements of significant features of the various waterfalls.
Authorship indicated: William Darby, W. Hooker
Scale: 2 miles to 1 inch ; [ca. 45,744]
Digital reproduction: Library and Archives Canada, National Map Collection: NMC-3151. Original map size 52 x 114 cm. Black and white copy available in the Map, Data and GIS Library at Call Number: G 3312 N52 1819 D47. Paper format enlarged 300%. Reproduced from original image on the CD-ROM entitled "Historic maps of the Niagara Peninsula from 1787-1864, acquired 2005" available in the Map, Data and GIS Library at call number Map PC G 3462 N53 1864 L53 2005.
Georeferenced and modified by Map, Data and GIS Library, Brock University.
Described in: Mapping Upper Canada, 1780-1867 / Joan Winearls. 1991. Reference no.: 723. Originally printed in William Darby's "A tour from the city of New-York to Detroit in the Michigan Territory." (New York : Kirk & Mercein and others, 1819) --Winearls.