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Item : MAP 786 - Map of a portion of British Columbia

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Map of a portion of British Columbia

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compiled from the surveys and explorations of the Royal Navy and Royal Engineers at the camp New Westminster, Nov. 24th, 1859

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AM1594-: MAP 786

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  • 1860 (Publication)
    Arrowsmith, John

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1 map: lithographic print, annot. ; 30 x 52 cm

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Item is a map showing exploration routes by Lieutenant Palmer, R.E., May and June 1859; Lieutenant Mayne, R.N., May 1859; and Lieutenant Palmer, R.E., Sept. & Oct. 1859. The map also shows "practicable roads" in the southwestern portion of British Columbia. Annotations are colour added to the map to more easily distinguish the different routes depicted.

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Map has been cut into six pieces and mounted on linen for folding. A piece of paper has been attached along the top right-hand edge, with the text: "Presented Aug. 10, 1967 by Miss Marion Gosset, "Murray", Upper Buckleberry, Reading, Berkshire, England". Annotation on the verso reads: "Palmer & Mayne : Lilooet to Colville, reduced 16 m. to 1 inch" and "Palmer & Mayne : Cayoosh to Colville, reduced 16 m. to 1 inch".

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  • Box: 869-C-01 fld 03