Bartlett was a very successful 19th cent. travel book illustrator. Of the many travel book illustrators of the 19th century, Bartlett was different, for, in addition to being an accomplished artist, he "travelled to all the places he drew." His output was "prodigious" and most all of it ended up in the hands of the engravers. Apparently, between the years 1826 and 1852, Bartlett made four trips out to Canada from England, the principal results of which are set forth in the engravings contained in Canadian Scenery. Bartlett engravings, as a complete bound up collection, are now rare and difficult to find.