From the Mitchell World Atlas of 1874. This double page map of Michigan and Wisconsin is hand colored and the giclee prints that we produce from a scan of this original are more durable than the originals and printed on acid free paper with Lucia Inks.
The Quebec Act of 1874 was passed by the British Parliament to set plans for governance of the Province of Quebec. One major component was the province's borders were expanded to include southern Ontario, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and parts of Minnesota. The Act also guaranteed free practice of the Catholic faith and thus removed the reference to the Protestant religion in the oath of allegiance. The use of French civil law was permitted in private matters. English common law, however, was maintained for public administration, including criminal prosecution. The act had been passed in the same session of Parliament as several other acts which served as punishment for the Boston Tea Party and other protests. The provisions of the Quebec Act were seen by those it applied to in the Thirteen Colonies as a new model for British colonial administration, one they did not favor, as it stropped the colonies of their elected assemblies and promoted Catholicism when the majority were Protestant.
Archival reproduction print from high resolution scan. 12" x 15"