Morrison, James (mapmaker).
Montreal. The American News Company Limited. 1931.
Folded "Map of Montreal" in brochure 7 3/4 x 5 inches, unfolding to detailed map on sheet 20 3/4 x 27 1/2 inches. Centrally on the map is Mount Royal Park with various areas of the city removed from the city center identified by name (Westmount, Verdoun, etc.). The Lachine Canal, dating from 1825, is shown on the map's lower left corner. Dominant on the map are the lines of the Canadian National Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway. The "River St. Lawrence" covering the full width of the map at its bottom edge, provides a distinctive setting for a city clearly shaped by its invaluable access to the Atlantic and, in turn, Europe. On verso there is a second map 14 x 19 3/4 inches dated 1923 depicting the city's tram lines. Text on either side of the map provides detailed information on over 50 different routes. The map is an amazing production clearly illustrating the number of options available to those reliant on public transport. 2 inch repaired tear to mid upper edge of map, a few 1/4 inch splits at fold intersections; wrappers are worn with short tears and creases to edges. Map is in good clean condition, overall. No WorldCat listing has been found for a map from this publisher with a 1931 date. Item #51915