Catalog Archive
Auction 195, Lot 116


"Canada - 100 Important New Resources... / 100 Nouvelles Ressources Importantes...",

Subject: Canada

Period: 1950 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

25.3 x 20.6 inches
64.3 x 52.3 cm
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This pictorial map by William Parlane was commissioned by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, and touts Canada's "tremendous natural resources" and advanced transportation, communication, and research potential. The map highlights 100 resources that "will help make Canada's future bright and prosperous" with a numbered key at right in both English and French explaining each resource. Pictorial images fill the map to illustrate various resources and the plants and factories that utilize them. Projects are color-coded to identify those that are coming into operation (red), under construction (green), and under survey (blue). Although the United States is not mentioned in the text and is mostly obscured by legends, the importance of its trade relationship with Canada is signified by the image of Uncle Sam and a Canadian Mountie playing tug-of-war with a dollar bill. Lithographed by Rolph-Clark-Stone. On verso are photographic images and additional information on Canada's resources and infrastructure.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a couple tiny holes along a fold.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 11/15/2023