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Mercators projection with the great circle shortest sailing or air lines, illustrating the directness and capacity of the River St. Lawrence from Lake Erie to the Atlantic, as a means of communication between Europe and the commercial centre of the Great West. Showing the extension of the Northern Pacific Railway route through Canada, to the nearest Atlantic seaport at Montreal. [cartographic material] / Prepared for the Canadian Commissioners of the Paris exhibition by Thos. C. Keefer, C.E., Montreal 1855 ; C. Mathews Lith, Montreal. .





Place of creation



C. Mathews

1 map : b.& w. ; 57 x 88 cm on sheet 60 x 90 cm.
Cartographic material
90: Open
This item is fragile and requires conser
vation and should not be made availble until conservation is completed.
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 241.
Cartographic material
90: Open
241 Item no. assigned by LAC 241
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.

Includes profile: "Johnson's profile of the northern route for the Pacific railroad from Lake Michigan to Vancouver Island shewing relative summits on the route."

Physical condition note
This map is torn into two section and also torn along fold lines. The paper is extremely fragile and requires conservation.

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

Related materials
For other copies and versions see: H2/1000/1855 (NMC 24701)

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate (W 125°--W 0°/N 62°--N 30°)

Subject heading

1. Northern Pacific Railroad - Maps.
2. Transportation - Canada - Maps.
3. Railroads - Canada - Maps.
4. Saint Lawrence River - Navigation - Maps.


Other system control no.