Montreal: Dawson Brothers, 1872. Colored folding map, 33 x 22 1/2 inches. Folded into original pebbled cloth. Front board detached. Bisected and mounted on linen, as issued. Old bookplate and withdrawal stamp on front pastedown, short closed tear along linen fold of upper outer section, not affecting map itself. Item #WRCAM39322
A handsome, detailed folding map showing southeast Canadian territory including Cape Breton, the Province of Quebec and provides detailed illustration of the northeast United States, spanning from eastern Michigan all the way to New York Harbor. With two small insets of Newfoundland and the environs of Montreal, and one larger inset extending to British Columbia and Manitoba. Also illustrates railway routings completed and those under construction, and denotes "Free Grant Lands" with color illustration. An interesting late 19th-century map of Canada, published only one year after western British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation to help form the Canadian Pacific Railway.