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Map of the north west part of Canada Indian territories & Hudson's Bay [cartographic material] / 


March 1857



Place of creation



Crown Lands Department

1 map : b.&w. mounted on linen ; 154 x 142 cm on sheet 169 x 154 cm.

Scope and content

Map covers area of present day Northwestern Ontario, Western Canada and the Arctic. Maps shows exploring lines, railways, and major roads for area from Toronto to the north and west.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27827
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 582.
Cartographic material
90: Open
582 Item no. assigned by LAC 582
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

Relief shown by hachures.

Signed by Joseph Couchon, Commissioner of Crown Lands.

Includes 4 profiles: Profile of route for Pacific railroad from St. Paul's Mississpi River to Puget's Sound No 1 -- From mouth of Kansas River to Fort Vancouver, Columbia River No II -- From Council Bluff Missouri River to San Francsico Pacific Ocean No III -- From Westport to River Savier Utah No IV.

Includes inset map: Erebus & Terror Bay. 4 x 6 cm.

Shows routes of the Pacific Railway

Includes legends for Indian population of British North America - Hyetal or rain table & locations of French Canada forts at the time of conquest.

Geographical authorities used in compiling map: J. Arrowsmith, D. Thompson, Sir A. MacKenzie, Admirality charts, U.S.C. Survey charts, U.S. maps of exploration for Pacific Railroad & c & c& c.

Physical condition note
Mounted on linen. Torn along inside margin of map.

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

Related materials
For related maps other copies see: H1/1100/1857 (2 copies) [NMC 48944 (2 sect) (c.1)] ; [NMC 49008 (2 sect) (c. 2)] ; H2/1100/1857 [NMC 19515 (4 sect) ] ; S/1100/1857 ; H3/1100/1857 (NMC 7041) ; AMICUS no 30662263

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:2 534 400] (W 140°--W 80°/N 85°--N 40°)

Citation / reference note
Winearls, Entry 882, state 1.

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27827.

Exhibitions note
Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" An Exhibtion held at The Royal Ontario Museum April 1958

Subject heading

1. Canada, Western - Maps.
2. Canada, Northern - Maps.
3. Arctic region - Maps.
4. Fortificiations- Canada - Maps.
5. Indians of NorthAmerica - Canada - Population - Maps.


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