Auction 136, Lot 123

"The Canadian Dominion Survey, with Distances. A New Railway, Post-Office, Township and Precinct Map of Ontario and Quebec",

Subject: Canada

Period: 1899 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
39 x 33.5 inches
99.1 x 85.1 cm

A scarce and colorful map that contains a remarkable amount of information. Two large insets detail the western and eastern portions. A third inset is the "Dominion of Canada Newfoundland." Index to cities and towns at left, table gives of distances from Toronto and Montreal. Blank verso. The decorative title cartouche has fancy Victorian-style lettering and several flourishes and graphic patterns. Published by the Dominion Publishing Company, Hamilton, Ontario. Folds into green cloth boards (4" x 6.8") with gilt title "Dominion Publishing Company's New Map of Ontario and Quebec, Showing Railroads, Post Offices, Distances, Townships and Parish Lines." A scarce Canadian produced pocket map.

References:

Condition: B

The map itself, including color and impression are fine, but there are a number of fold intersection splits due to the size and type of paper used.

Estimate: $200 - $400

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/1/2011

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