Place Published: Montreal
Publisher: Canada Department of Public Works.Printed by G.E. Desbarats & Co.
Date Published: 1883
Edition: 1st Edition
QUITE SCARCE LARGE MAP
Size : 37 x 50 inches. Hand-coloured. Folded, in very good condition.
Below title cartouche: Projected by F.N. Gisborne. Drawn by Gust. Smith.
Sir Hector Langevin, Minister of Public Works.
Lithographed by: G.E. Desbarats & Co., Montreal.
Shows Canada from Alberta to Manitoba.
Identifies telegraph lines and railroads.
Sectioned, folded. Enclosed in black publisher's binding stamped: Maps. Dominion of Canada Telegraph and Signal Service. Dept. of Public Works.
Cartouche includes figures of buffalo and Plains Indian teepee.
A nice large scale (scale [1:300,000]) wall map of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta depicting physical and geographical fissures of the Provinces. All major cities, mountain ranges, waterways and railways are depicted. This map shows a number of telegraph lines in Manitoba, the Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraph as far west as the Kicking Horse Pass, the Government Telegraph Line from Qu'Appelle to Edmonton, and some projected lines. A table on the map gives distances between the major telegraph offices. As well shown on this map is the telegraph and signal service throughout the provinces. Prepared by the Department of Public Works, Sir Hector L. Langevin. Printed by G.E. Desbarats & Co in Montreal.