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Lot 1167: NORTH WESTERN ONTARIO 1879 Antique Canadian Geography History Boundaries Fold-Out Map
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: North Western Ontario: Its Boundaries, Resources, and Communications.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Printed by Hunter, Rose & Co.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details: From the first page: "This fine region contains within its limits, timber lands of great value, rich and caried mineral deposits, rivers and lakes of noble proportions,--abounding in fish, and opening up remote districts to travel and commerce . . . The possession of such a country necessarily entails upon its rulers some burdens and many responsibilities . . . It is therefore important to ascertain the advantages likely to accrue to the people of Ontario from the assumption of the new or additional obligations incidental to the possession of this extensive domain."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume, in brown cloth, with gilt lettering and ornamentation to the front cover and spine, has a separating rear board. The volume displays external wear, with bumping to corners and spine extremities, and light fraying at the spine edges. The text block is solid. An ex-libris bookplate is present on the front paste-down. An errata slip is tipped in at the rear. A signature reading "Parliamentary Library" is present on the title page, and a library stamp appears on the table of contents. This volume is otherwise internally clean and bright. A linen-backed, color fold-out map is present at the rear, entitled "A Map of North Western Ontario: Shewing (by a pink color) the territory beyond the limits contended for since 1871, by the government of the dominion and now declared by the boundary commissioners to be within the jurisdiction of the Ontario government." The map shows mild toning.
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