Local History views and maps
Antique Prints

Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

See below for a selection of our local prints and maps currently available:

Fine Art
British Paintings in oil
Antique Maps
Omnium Gatherum
Specialty Services

Bartlett W.H. Port Hope
Picturesque Canada Port Hope 1  2  3
Trinity College School Port Hope
New Music Hall Port Hope
Port Hope Views from old photographs 1  2  3  4  5  6

Canadian Local History Maps
Map of Port Hope 1853
Birds-eye view of Port Hope 1874
Birds-eye view of Cobourg 1874
Map of the United Counties of Northumberland & Durham 1879

Bartlett W.H. Cobourg
Bartlett W.H. Light Tower near Cobourg
Cobourg Views from old photographs 1  2  3  4  5  6

 

 

Port Hope Bartlett

PORT HOPE
WILLIAM HENRY BARTLETT

Drawn 1837, Engraved ca. 1840 by E. Benjamin
Published London, 1841.
Image: 6 1/4 x 71/8" uncoloured > DEL     PRICE CODE A

An original steel engraving prepared for Bartlett's Scenery of Canada. This is the first published view of Port Hope. There are still five buildings standing that appear in this engraving and can be identified. The steamboat to the left of the 1832 pier is probably the Niagara (1827) or the Constitution (1832) The sailing vessel is a Durham boat. Descriptive text is available with purchase.

p/ glimpse of Port Hope
A GLIMPSE OF PORT HOPE

[1879]

An original hand coloured wood engraved - lithograph, printed in 1879 by Benwill, engraved by Kunze, and published in Picturesque Canada. Toronto. 1881/2.
Image: 3 3/4 x 6"    b/w GL, h/c SL     PRICE CODE A

The viewpoint is from the Grand Trunk Railway embankment that cut through what was originally the Smith estate. Descriptive text is available with purchase.


Pic Can Railway viaduct Port Hope

RAILWAY VIADUCT, PORT HOPE
[1879]

An original wood engraved - lithograph, painted in 1879 by Lummis engraved by C.J. W[illiams?] and published in Picturesque Canada, Toronto 1881/2
Image: 5 3/8 x 6 ½ "    b/w LL, h/c VL         PRICE CODE A

The viewpoint is the pier on the west side of the harbour. Beyond which is the 1856 Albert viaduct
Descriptive text is available with purchase.


pic Can making Port Hope in storm

MAKING PORT HOPE IN A STORM
[1879]


An original hand coloured wood engraved - lithograph, painted in 1879 by Frederick B. Schell and published in Picturesque Canada.
Toronto. 1881/2.
Image: 4 5/8 x 9 3/8" b/w VN, h/c ON           PRICE CODE A

The twin stacked paddle steamer North King is shown on its Port Hope-Rochester-Cobourg ferry run, along with one unidentified schooner and in the foreground, the three masted 'Julia B. Merrill ' making for the harbour. Built in 1859 and jointly owned by Captain J. Peacock & Wm. E. Spencer, the Julia B. Merrill lived to be the last of the schooner fleet in Port Hope harbour. She ended her days somewhat ignominiously as a burning spectacle at the CNE in 1931. Her wreck is now a national historic dive site. It was the image above that inspired the folk song by Aengus Finnan.
Descriptive text is available with purchase.

new music hall PH CIN

THE NEW MUSIC HALL, AND ST. LAWRENCE HALL HOTEL, PORT HOPE 1871

INAUGURATION OF THE NEW MUSIC HALL PORT HOPE

14 x 9 3/4”  >GS    PRICE CODE A

This full colour reproduction (1999) of the original hand-tinted wood engraving published in the Canadian Illustrated news. Full descriptive text is available with purchase.

TCS Port Hope

TRINITY COLLEGE SCHOOL, PORT HOPE

An original wood engraving, uncoloured published in the Canadian Illustrated News Sept 11 1875 6 1/2 x 9 1/2” Ref. LRA2043 V/G.AL/o.anng >DOL       PRICE CODE B

Descriptive text is available with purchase.

PLAQUED VIEWS OF PORT HOPE from old photographs
Each 8 1/4 x 11” >AS      PRICE CODE A

john St PH plaqued
PH04
JOHN STREET PORT HOPE

PH07
PORT HOPE PUBLIC LIBRARY
PH Public Library
PH Queens Hotel
PH11
QUEEN’S HOTEL
PLAQUED VIEWS OF PORT HOPE from old photographs
Each 8 1/4 x 11” >AS      PRICE CODE A


PH22
WHARF AND NEW HARBOUR
PH Wharf & Harbour
PH Main ST Walton
PH27
MAIN STREET [WALTON ST]

PH02
WALTON ST. LOOKING EAST
(with dog) 5 3/4 x 8 3/4"
PH Walton St looking east

Coburg Bartlett
COBORG
WILLIAM HENRY BARTLETT

Drawn 1837, Engraved ca. 1840 by E. Benjamin
Published London, 1841.
Image: 6 1/4 x 71/8" uncoloured > DEL     PRICE CODE A

An original steel engraving prepared for Bartlett's Scenery of Canada. This is the first published view of Cobourg. The Custom's House Victoria College and St. Peter's church are visible. Descriptive text is available with purchase.

Bartlett Cobourg

LIGHT TOWER NEAR COBORG

WILLIAM HENRY BARTLETT

Drawn 1837, Engraved ca. 1840 by E. Benjamin
Published London, 1841.
Image: 6 1/4 x 71/8" uncoloured > DEL     PRICE CODE A

An original steel engraving prepared for Bartlett's Scenery of Canada. The light tower (St. Peter's Rock) amd the 'North King' Paddle steamer are visible. Descriptive text is available with purchase.


COB 3
KING STREET LOOKING WEST
Cob3 Main St
COB 11 Con Collegiate Inst


COB 11
COBOURG COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
135 King St. W. officially opened 1903


COB 17
ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH
Division St. & University Ave, Built Ca 1895
COB17 St Micheals Church

COB 7
ONTARIO NO.1 FERRY. One of two ferries that regularly travelled from Cobourg to Rochester 1907 to early 1950's
Cob 7ferryNo1
COB 13 COB. GEN HOSP


COB 13
COBOURG GENERAL HOSPITAL
officially opened 1914


COB 16
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
View prior to the 1955 addition.
COB 16 St Andrews Church
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