Historic Saskatchewan
A.W. Davey Pictorial Map, 1955
Saskatchewan Pictorial Map Detail of border
detail
A.W. Davey (after)
Modern Press (lithographer)
Historic Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Golden Jubilee Committee: 1955
Color lithograph with thin metal strip rollers
36 x 24 inches
$350

Historic colorful pictorial map in celebration of Saskatchewan's 50th year as a Canadian province, issued by the Saskatchewan Golden Jubilee Committee. Historically significant events and locations are illustrated such as the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, discovery of light gravity oil, construction of the Dominion Telegraph, and construction of the Cumberland House by Hearne. Features decorative borders left and right, showing tools and people in ethnic costume with a predominantly Eastern European influence.

Key in left margin indicates symbols and lines for:
1. North-West Mounted Police Posts.
2. Fur Posts and Forts (Hudson's Bay Company, North-West Company, X Y Company, and Independent).
3. Explorers' Routes (Anthony Henday, David Thompson, Captain Palliser, John Macoun, and the Northwest Mounted Police).
4. Missions (Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Presbyterian).
5. Rebellion sites, cart trails, and dominion telegraph.

A.W. Davey was an artist-draftsman employed by the Saskatchewan Government. There he produced illustrated official government publications such as Oil in Saskatchewan (1966).

Condition: Generally very good with overall toning, wear, soft creases. Colors bright. General wear and creases at edges and near rollers.

References:

"Catalog Report: Canadiana: Adult." Nucleus.com. http://www.nucleus.com/~nicola/canadianaadult.htm (11 March 2003).

"The Dominion Laboratory of Plant Pathology." Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 6 April 2001. http://collections.ic.gc.ca/agrican/pubweb/hs200008.asp (11 March 2003).


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