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, and the Province of Quebec. Two small insets show Newfoundland and the environs of Montreal, and one larger inset extends to British Columbia and Manitoba. The map also provides details of the northeast United States, spanning from eastern Michigan all the way to New York Harbor. Also illustrated are railway routes completed and those under construction, and "Free Grant Lands" are identified by a 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.