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Canada from Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas [cartographic material] /  




Edinburgh, London

Place of creation



William Blackwood & Sons

2 maps : col., mounted on linen ; 44 x 57 cm on sheet 46 x 62 cm or smaller, folded to 23 x 11 cm.
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #416
Cartographic material
90: Open
Item no. assigned by LAC
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional information

Two maps attached to inside cover of folder.

Appearing on western sheet : "The position of places in this map are laid down according to the determinations of Admiral Bayfield, the U.S. Coast Survey and the British Admiralty, but more recent observations with the electric telegraph place Montreal in long. 73°33'00", Kingston in 76°28'30", Toronto in 79°23'15" & Windsor in 83°02'00" W.

Engraved and printed by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh.

Plate no 42 appears in upper right margin of Province of Canada (Western sheet) while plate no 43 appears in upper right margin of Province of Canada (Eastern sheet)

Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.

Shows railroads and canals.

Title taken from cover.

Physical description note
The two maps are mounted on linen and cut along panel fold lines to fit inside cover.

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

Related materials
For other copies of these plates see: G/1019/.J66/1868 (AMICUS no 26306208); G 1019/.J66/1865 (AMICUS no 26305944), Mikan 3724064 ; Mikan 3725395.

Cartographic math data
Scales appear in geographical & Italian miles 60 to 1 degree; French terrestrial leagues 25 to 1 degree and English statue miles 69.16 to 1 degree.

Formatted contents note
Two maps are: Province of Canada (Western Sheet) -- Province of Canada (Eastern sheet ) New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Id., Cape Breton Id., and Newfoundland.

Original version note
Maps appear to be from Keith Johnston's "Royal Atlas of Modern Geography: exhibiting in a series of entirely original and authentic maps, the present condition of geographical discovery and research in the several countries, empires, and states of the world".

Subject heading

1. Railroads - Ontario - Maps.
2. Ontario - Maps.
3. New Brunswick - Maps.
4. Nova Scotia - Maps.
5. Prince Edward Island - Maps.
6. Newfoundland and Labrador - Maps - Early works to 1800.
7. Railroads - Atlantic Canada - Maps.