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Auction 181, Lot 95

"Winnipeg, the Capital of Manitoba, in the Canadian Dominion", Illustrated London News

Subject: Winnipeg, Canada

Period: 1881 (published)

Publication: The Illustrated London News

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 8.4 inches
31.2 x 21.3 cm

This lovely bird's-eye view of Winnipeg was published less than a decade after the city was officially incorporated in 1873. At the time, the city had a population of only 15,000. Point Douglas and the Louise Bridge are prominent in the foreground. Several steamboats fill the waters of the Red River. The confluence with the Assiniboine River appears in the distance.


Condition: A+

A fine example.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/10/2021