• Winter 2017

    Winter 2017

    Frank Tough: “Little is known of the interior”: The Application of Historical Cartography to Determine the Crown’s Effective Control over […]

  • Fall 2017

    Fall 2017

    Tanya Ball and Ann De León: Mexican Colonial Indigenous “Maps”: Decolonizing Multilayered Narratives of Sacred Place and Time. In this […]

  • Spring 2018

    Spring 2018

    Dan Duda:  Maps of Newfoundland: A National Topic? Early maps of Newfoundland often show the island in relation to Canada, […]

  • Winter 2018

    Winter 2018

    Charlene Nielsen: The Geography of Born Too Small. The goal of my research is to better understand the relationships of […]

  • Fall 2016

    Fall 2016

    John Horrigan: Two Previously Unrecorded, Manuscript Maps from the British War in Sinai and Palestine, 1919. The first, THE WATER […]

  • Spring   2017

    Spring 2017

    Rastislav Elgr:  Bringing Geology to Everyone through Interactive Web Maps and Open Data Site Abstract: In early 2015, the Alberta Geological Survey and Alberta […]

  • (Late) Fall 2014 & Winter 2015

    (Late) Fall 2014 & Winter 2015

    (Late) Fall 2014 Andreas Korsos: update on the David Thompson Map Project, the dating process of the Ontario Archives edition […]

  • Winter 2016

    Winter 2016

    Ron Kelland, Coordinator, Geographical Names Program, Alberta Culture and Tourism, spoke about the  AB/BC Interprovincial Boundary Survey and First World War Commemorative Place […]

  • Spring 2016

    Spring 2016

    Lesley Cormack: “The whole earth, a present for a Prince”: Molyneux’s Globes and the Creation of a Global Vision in Renaissance […]

  • Fall 2015

    Fall 2015

    Larry Laliberte, GIS Librarian, U. of A.:  The Power of GIS, Geovisualization and Metadata for Online Historical Collections. Over the […]

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AB / BC Interprovincial Boundary Maps - 1917

Maps from the Report of the Inter-provincial Boundary Commission, 1917, covering from Crowsnest Pass south to the US border.

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A wide selection of 18th to 20th century maps – local, regional, & worldwide.

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Specializing in maps of the Canadian Prairies, the Canadian West, and the North West Territories.

Rare 1749 German edition of “A New Chart of the parts where a North West Passage was sought in the Years 1746 and 1747 Exhibiting The Track of the Ships throughout that Expedition by Henry Ellis.”


Detail of a Canadian home-front map c. 1940. Distances of Luftwaffe bases are given in flight times and coastal defenses are noted along the SW.