Canada Northwestern Ontario Rand McNally and Company 1887

Catalog Number 50783
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Rand McNally & Company

Short Title:

Northwestern Ontario

Full Title:

"Northwestern Part of Ontario, New Indexed Atlas of the World. [Ontario.]. Rand, McNally & Co., Engr's, Chicago. 209."


"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:

33 x 24.3 cm. approximately (13 x 9.5 in.)


This single-page map presents Northwestern Ontario with lithographic colour differentiating the various geographical regions. Bodies of Water featured include "Lake Superior" and  "James Bay." 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. Map is in English. No compass rose is provided. Map orientation indicates left border facing North. Distance scale in "Statute Miles" is found in centre of left side below the Title. Major cities, towns, rivers and geographic terrain are identified. Details of "Ontario" are found on the verso on pages 210.  


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