Genuine Original Vintage Maps of Canada from
"The National Atlas of Canada"
(Third edition, published 1957–1958)

"The purpose of this atlas is to present, in maps, an outline of the physical background and the economic development of the nation at mid-century and to show how these factors are interwoven to produce the fabric of the life of our people." (from the foreward) 

In the period from 1906 to 1915, when the First and Second editions of the Atlas of Canada were published by the Department of the Interior, Canada was a nation of some seven million inhabitants of which only 30% lived in the fifteen towns and cities with populations over 25,000.

At that time, Canada had an economy based largely on agriculture, minerals and forest products. This meant that national economic well-being depended very much on the existence and development of an adequate transportation system, as well as on the development of new resources. During this period, a major part of Canada's growth was due to the great influx of immigrants into Canada, many of them coming to open up the farmlands of the Prairies. Consequently, the first two editions of the Atlas of Canada reflect a particular interest in transportation and communications and devote a significant amount of space to mapping the composition and density of the population.

Between the World Wars, some government agencies continued publishing small-scale thematic maps similar to those which would have been required for a national atlas. However, there was no concerted attempt to bring these separate and uncoordinated efforts together. The diminished level of government activities during the Great Depression also postponed any further work on a coordinated national atlas.

Following the Second World War, however, more attention began to be paid to the lack of available geographical information, particularly for the northern areas of Canada. There was also a greater recognition of the value of such intelligence as a basis for public awareness and sound national planning. As a result, the Third Edition of the Atlas of Canada was started in the early 1950s. By 1958, when it was published, the population of Canada had grown to 17 million, new mineral resources were being tapped and striking progress had taken place in Canada's industrial and urban development.

The Atlas of Canada, published by the Department of the Interior in 1906, was one of the world's first national atlases. A second edition similar in style and content was published in 1915, featuring thematic maps dealing with Canada's geology, communications, natural resources, population, economic activities, as well as maps of principal cities. No new edition appeared until 1958 when, stimulated by the International Geographical Union and the Canadian Social Science Research Council, the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys published a third edition, this time 110 sheets in a loose-leaf binding. These maps emphasized the nature, extent and use of the physical resources of Canada, and their effect on the economy and society of the country.

The maps offered below are from this Third Edition of the Atlas of Canada, published in 1957–1958 by the Department of Mines and Technical Services.

Original 60-year-old maps of Canada. We do NOT sell reproductions, these are guaranteed genuine vintage maps.

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Soil Regions
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PLATE 35

Soil Regions

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Soil Survey Maps
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PLATE 36

Soil Survey Maps

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Ranges of Representative Insects, Ticks and Spiders
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PLATE 37

Ranges of Representative Insects, Ticks and Spiders

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: GOOD: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

SOILING AND STAIN RIGHT MARGIN

$15

Natural Vegetation and Flora
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PLATE 38

Natural Vegetation and Flora

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

MINOR AGE TONING IN RIGHT MARGIN

$25

Forest Regions
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PLATE 39

Forest Regions

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Forest Inventory Maps
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PLATE 40

Forest Inventory Maps

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

SOME TEARS AROUND EDGES

$25

Ranges of Principal Commercial Trees
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PLATE 41

Ranges of Principal Commercial Trees

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

SOME TONING IN MARGINS, EDGE WEAR

$25

Ranges of Principal Commercial Mammals
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PLATE 42

Ranges of Principal Mammals

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Ranges of Principal Commercial Birds
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PLATE 43

Ranges of Principal Birds

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Ranges of Principal Commercial Inland Fish
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PLATE 44

Ranges of Principal Commercial Inland Fish

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Parks and Faunal Reserves
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 45

Parks and Faunal Reserves

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Distribution of Population
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PLATE 46

Distribution of Population, 1851–1941

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

MILD AGE TONING IN MARGINS

$25

Distribution of Population – 1951
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PLATE 47

Distribution of Population – 1951

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Density of Population – 1951
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 48

Density of Population – 1951

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Rates of Population Change, 1851–1951
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 49

Rates of Population Change, 1851–1951

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Births, Marriages and Deaths, Etc.
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PLATE 50

Births, Marriages and Deaths, Etc.

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

SOME CORNER WEAR LOWER LEFT

$25

Age and Sex Ratios
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PLATE 51

Age and Sex Ratios

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Aboriginal Population
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PLATE 52

Aboriginal Population

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

French and British Origins
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PLATE 53

French and British Origins

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

SOME EDGE/CORNER WEAR

$25

Other Origins and Citizenship
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PLATE 54

Other Origins and Citizenship

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Principal Religions
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 55

Principal Religions

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Principal Religions
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 56

Urban Population

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Rural Population
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 57

Rural Population

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Furs, Whaling and Fish Processing
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 58

Furs, Whaling and Fish Processing

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

East Coast Fisheries
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 59

East Coast Fisheries

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

West Coast Fisheries
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 60

West Coast Fisheries

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Forestry and Woodworking
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 61

Forestry and Woodworking

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Sawmills
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 62

Sawmills

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Pulp and Paper Mills
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

PLATE 63

Pulp and Paper Mills

The Atlas of Canada

Third Edition, published by the Department of Mines and Technical Services
Ottawa, Canada (1957-1958)

Overall sheet size = approx.  27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.85 x 51.75 cm)

Original 60-year-old maps • color lithographs (chromolithographs) • with center fold, as issued
Title and brief text on the right side on the back of each map, describing what the map entails

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT: mild edge and corner wear possible, please view enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

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