Plan of the Towns of Windsor, Walkerville and Sandwich 1890 36x24” print ($60 CAD)
I’ve had a hard time finding interesting Windsor, Ontario, maps, so I was delighted when I found this one with a couple interesting elements. Primarily, while shifting the compass was pretty common in bird’s eye view maps of this era, mapmaker G. McPhillips made up into down and north into south on this otherwise by-the-book cadastral map and plan, giving Detroit the less glamorous map bottom. Also of note: whoever owned this roughly scrawled the Walkerville, Windsor, and Sandwich borders in red themselves. I have a feeling they didn’t even use a ruler.  Originally printed by the Montréal-based Canada Bank Note Co. (which you can read about in BNA Topics right here), and I can make reprints of this with a half-inch margin.