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"Halifax Nova Scotia" print by the Arthur W. Wallace (1935)

"Halifax Nova Scotia" print by the Arthur W. Wallace (1935)

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Given that I'm a giant fan of Arthur W. Wallace's Saint John map, I was incredibly excited when I spotted this colour Wallace map of Halifax in 1935. I needed to spend some time on it to get it looking nice - someone had jotted notes on it and the archive that scanned it did so roughly. On the original map, too, some areas are printed grittily, but you can still benefit from Wallace's incredible mixed perspective buildings, colour choices, and scripted titles. 

Wallace actually drew a few maps of Halifax in the 1930s, and this seems like the ultimate refinement his word vis a vis this particular city. Amusingly, after he'd moved to Ontario (where he'd go on to make maps of London, Windsor, and his home village of Waterford) someone commissioned another Halifax illustrator to rip off his 1935 image. Feel free to compare a few details of Wallace's excellent image with this 1937 knockoff

A reproduction available at 16x12" or 24x18" on Epson Enhanced Matte 192 gsm paper printed with Epson UltraChrome XD2 archival ink. Sold in an open edition, unframed. Restored from a digital copy found at the Library & Archives Canada.

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