Place Published: [Ottawa]
Publisher: Department of Interior, Lithographic Office (A. P. Low, Surveyor, D. E. V Eaton, Cart.)
Date Published: 1896
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
SCARCE AND IMPORTANT QUEBEC & LABRADOR COLOURED MAP
First edition. 29,3 x 90,7 cm on a folded sheet of 17 x 39 inches. Bar scale in miles. Shows rivers and lakes, trails, some geographical names between James Bay and the coast in a narrow band along the border. The proposed boundary is shown in red. "From A.P. Low's map of Labrador" (lower left corner). Scale 41 miles to one inch.
Was separated at some folds now repaired with "Iwani Natural" Japanese tissue, two 1-1/2 inch tear in left top and left borders, otherwise, in good condition.
Very scarce and important colour map created by order of the Clerk of the Privy Council John Jos. McGee to establish the Dominion's position. Note - "Dependency of Labrador". Map of part of Labrador illustrating the proposed Northern Boundary of the province of Quebec "To accompany the report of the Deputy Minister of the Interior, dated the 29th January, 1896" (title).
Albert Peter Low was a Canadian geologist, explorer and athlete. His explorations of 1893-1895 were important in declaring Canada's sovereignty over the Arctic, and eventually defining the border between Quebec and Labrador.
John J. McGee served as Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada from May 20, 1882 to May 5, 1907. He immigrated to Canada in 1863 and attended McGill University then joined the civil service and was Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada from May 20, 1882 to May 5, 1907 and is the longest-serving occupant of the position.
Good. Item #8390