Victoria, B.C., 1884. Wall map on four sheets, unjoined, printed in colours. Inked library stamps on lower left sheet, minor chip at one edge. Rare wall map of British Columbia published in the midst of the Alaskan Boundary Dispute, showing the nearly completed Canadian Pacific Railway. This large map depicts British Columbia from Flathead Lake in Montana in the southeast, to Athabasca Lake in the northeast, to Bering Bay, Alaska in the northwest and the Juan de Fuca Straits in the southwest. Mohun was a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway and a civil engineer in Victoria. The Alaskan Boundary Dispute and the soon to be completed Canadian Pacific Railway route necessitated such a detailed map of the region, here showing the western boundary of the province as per the 1825 convention between Great Britain and Russia. Drawn on a scale of approximately 25 miles to the inch, a much reduced version of this large map was published within the atlas to accompany the reports of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal, as well as an additional pocket map version. This first issue, as a separate wall map, however, is quite rare.
(Inventory #: 25874)
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