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A general map of the routes in British North America explored by the expedition under Captain Palliser during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860 [cartographic material] : compiled from observations and reports of Captain Palliser and his officers, including the maps constructed by Dr. Hector and other authentic documents.





Place of creation



Stanford's Geographical Establ.

1 map : col., 33 x 128 cm on sheet 34 x 135 cm.

Scope and content

Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC126159
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection# 584
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Library of Congress class no.
G3466.S12 1857. P34 H1 copy 3

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada. Copyright: Expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.

Bottom right corner: Standfords Geographical Estabt., London.

Longitude west of Greenwich.

On verso of map signature A. H. Muteher?

"To accompany The journals, Detailed reports & Observations presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 19th May, 1863."

This map was compiled to show the discoveries made as a result of Palliser's expedition. As a result the map shows and names features that had not been indicated on maps of the west prior to 1863. Notes concerning the nature of the conuntry traversed cover the map and the expeditions routes are shown in red. Information concerning vegetation, population, natives, etc., is also given.

From: Index and maps to captain Palliser's report ... London : printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1863.

Physical description note
Copy conserved with paper backing added.

Related materials
For other copies see Mikan number 186509.

See also Amicus no 26374438

Subject heading

1. Canada - Western Canada - Expeditions - Palliser Expedition, 1857-1860 - Maps.
2. Canada - Western Canada - Maps.