Place Published: [Chicago]
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Co.
Date Published: 
Framed size: 18-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches.
Map size: 13-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches.
Not examined outside of frame but appears in near fine condition.
Map covers from approx. 54°30'N south to international border.; "Upper portion of British Columbia."[Plate] '361' and 'Indexed atlas of the world' in margins. At head of title: "Rand, McNally & Co.'s indexed atlas of the world." The map covers the entire region from Victoria Island to Lake Erie and from the Pacific Ocean and Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) to Newfoundland. Manitoba at the time was much smaller that its current size. On 15 July 1870, Manitoba officially became a Canadian province. It then measured about 130 miles east to west and 110 miles north to south, with an area of 13,928 square miles. Its size and shape gave it the nickname “the Postage Stamp Province”. and the square size was 1/18 of its current size. The Manitoba boundaries were later expanded in 1881 and 1912. This map also includes place names, provincial/territorial boundaries, geographical features, railways, Hudson Bay Company posts, several towns, cities, rivers, mountains, and various other topographical details. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale: Ca. 1:23,840,000. On verso: "Map of British Columbia," [plate] '362.' This map was issued as plate no. 361 in the 1893 issue of Rand McNally and Company's Indexed Atlas of the World - possibly the finest atlas Rand McNally ever issued.
The term British America was used to refer to the British Empire's colonial territories in North America prior to the United States Declaration of Independence, most famously in the 1774 address of Thomas Jefferson to the First Continental Congress entitled: A Summary View of the Rights of British America.
The term British North America was initially used following the subsequent Treaty of Paris (1783), which concluded the American Revolutionary War and confirmed the independence of Great Britain's Thirteen Colonies that formed the United States of America. The terms British America and British North America continued to be used for Britain's remaining territories in North America, but the term British North America came to be used more consistently in connection with the provinces that would eventually form the Dominion of Canada, following the Report on the Affairs of British North America (1839), called the Durham Report
Rand, McNally and Co. (fl. 1856 - present) is an American publisher of maps, atlases and globes.
Item on consignment with LDRB.
Very Good+. Item #8731