Canada British Columbia Rand McNally and Company 1887

Catalog Number 50786
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Rand McNally & Company

Short Title:

British Columbia

Full Title:

"British Columbia, Rand, McNally & Company's New Indexed Atlas of the World. [British Columbia.]. 220, 221."


"Rand, McNally & Co.'s New Indexed Atlas of the World Containing Large Scale Maps of Every Country and Civil Divisions Upon the Face of the Globe Together Historical, Statistical and Descriptive Matter Relative to Each. Illustrated by Numerous Colored Diagrams, Accompanied By a New and Original Compilation forming a Ready Reference Index, Which presents as it's Special Feature, the Arrangement in Alphabetical Order of Nearly all Known Geographical Names; Those Pertaining to Each Country and civil Division Being Placed After its Map, With Convenient Reference Thereto. In Connection Herewith is Given, as Accurately as can be Ascertained, the Population of Every City, Town, Village and Hamlet in the Known World. Chicago, Ill., U.S.A. Rand, McNally & Company. 1887. The Continental Publishing Co., No.148 Monroe Street, Chicago, Sole Agents."

Size of Map:

34 x 49.4 cm. approximately (13.375 x 19.5 in.)


This double-page map presents the Canadian Province of British Columbia with lithographic colour differentiating the various geographical regions. Bodies of Water featured include the "Pacific Ocean." Longitudinal and Latitudinal lines are clearly marked on each map with "Longitude West from Greenwich" at the top and "Longitude West from Washington" at the bottom. Inset of "Upper Portion of British Columbia" found in upper right corner. Map is in English. No compass rose is provided. Map orientation indicates North at the top. Distance scale in "Statute Miles" is found in lower left corner found below the Title. Major cities, towns, rivers and geographic terrain are identified. Details of "Manitoba" and "British Columbia" are found on the verso on pages 219 and 222.  


Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition Vol. (Q - Z), pp.11, 13; Phillips, Vol. I, p.533, no.993 (1894 ed.).