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William C. Wonders Map Collection

The William C. Wonders Map Collection is one of the largest collections of cartographic materials in Canada. 

As part of the University of Alberta Science & Technology Library, the collection includes maps, atlases, aerial photographs and other cartographic materials. The collection contains maps for all parts of the world and has strengths in the following areas: Western Canada, Northern Canada, Poland, Germany, France, and archival collections for Ukraine, British Isles, and Eastern Europe. For more information and/or questions related to the collection please contact data@ualberta.ca.


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Map and Travel Literature Collection
Map and Travel Literature Collection
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This collection of maps from the William C. Wonders Map Collection University of Alberta Libraries were scanned as part of Gale Cengage Learning's Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Mapping the World: A Map and Travel Literature Collection. A statement on catalogue and resource descriptions: The University of Alberta Library recognizes that our catalogue and resource descriptions contain language that reflects the biases, norms, and perspectives of the time in which they were created. In...
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
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A statement on catalogue and resource descriptions: The University of Alberta Library recognizes that our catalogue and resource descriptions contain language that reflects the biases, norms, and perspectives of the time in which they were created. In particular, for resources about persons and groups, this language is often outdated and harmful. These descriptions also incorporate controlled vocabularies, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings, which include some headings (e.g.,...
Horvath Collection
Horvath Collection
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Horvath Collection.
From the Whistance-Smith Collection (1892 ed.);Col., 30.5 x 47 cm. on atlas sheet.;Library has: 1892; 1898 (c.1893).;Includes place names, geographic features, administrative boundaries & railways.;1898 ed.: 1 map with separate index.;1892 ed.: At head of title: "Rand, McNally & Co.'s indexed atlas of the world" [plate] '371'; on verso [plate] '372' New Brunswick index.
Topic: Maritime Provinces--Political geography
Atlases
Atlases
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WCW Atlas
Northern Areas
Northern Areas
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Northern Areas.
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Dominion Lands Office, Department of the Interior; Dominion Lands Surveys Office, Province of Manitoba; McPhillips, George
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Topics: Real property--Manitoba, Manitoba
Hand col., engraving 14 x 46.5 cm. on folded atlas sheet. ;Perspective of the City of Egra (Cheb) on the River Eger in Czechoslovakia. ;Originally from a larger sheet of two views, the upper view of Praque entitled "Praga Bohemia metropolis accvrattissime expressa." This view is missing. ;"Cum Privilegio" in lower right. ;Latin texts on verso: "Egra" with foliate intial E and M.S. '29'. ;Probable source: Braun, Georg and Franz Hogenber's "Civitates Orbis...
Topic: Hungary--Cheb.
Topics: Land cover--Alberta, Alberta
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
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Topic: Transportation and communication--Saskatchewan
Hand col. outlines, 30 x 38 cm. on folded atlas sheet.;From the Whistance-Smith Collection.;Relief shown by hachures.;Includes place names, administrative divisions, geographical features, routes, etc.;"Engraved by J. & C. Walker.";"Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge."
Topic: Europe, Southeastern
Alberta "Official" Road/Highway Maps
Alberta "Official" Road/Highway Maps
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Alberta Road Maps
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Topics: Roads--Prince Edward Island--Maps., Prince Edward Island--Maps.
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
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Topic: Discovery and exploration--Canada, Western
Black & white map. Ca. 38 x 48 cm.;On verso: VB. - Plan von Balkan 1:3,300,000.;Extends from Switzerland to Tranjordan & from the Black Sea to eastern Algeria.
Topic: Europe, Southeastern--Special category
Text and illus. on verso. [Pages] '11' and '12.';Hand col., 39 x 55 cm., on folded atlas plate.;Ornate border.;[Plates] '17' and '18.';Alternate title: "Johnson's Ontario of the Dominion of Canada.";Place names, administrative divisions (counties, townships), railroads, etc.;Inset of "Niagara River and vicinity.";From the Whistance-Smith Collection.
Topic: Ontario--Physical sciences
Topic: Discovery and exploration--Canada, Western
Horvath Collection
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Hand col. outlines, engraved, 21 x 29 cm. on atlas sheet 26 x 36 cm. ;"Grave par Chamouin, rue de la Harpe No.35" and "Ecrit par Giraldon" in lower margin. ;Map straddles the boundary between the Austrian and Ottoman Empires. ;The Provinces Illyriennes (Illrian) are the lands of the north and east coast of the Adriatic Sea ceded by the Austrian Empire in 1809 to the French Empire (Croatia, Carinthie, Carniole, Dalmatie, Triest ...) ;Ottoman Empire portion of map includes:...
Topic: Europe, Southeastern--Political geography.
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Provincial Government of Manitoba; Doupe, J.
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Topics: Railroads--Manitoba, Administrative and political divisions--Manitoba
Map and Travel Literature Collection
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Col., 27 x 44 cm. on sheet 37 x 54 cm.;From the Whistance-Smith Collection.;Key reference points for modern city.;On a 1908 map of Quebec City, Doughty shows the positions of the troops at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759; the position of the British batteries, and the position of the troops at the Battle of St. Foy (1760).;"Engraved for the Cradle of New France, copyright 1908, by A.G. Doughty."
Topic: Quebec--Quebec City
Atlases
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Shows: Concrete Monuments, Brass Bolts and Cairns, Camera Stations, Roads, Trails, Talus, Boundary along natural line of Watershed, Boundary marked by the Commission, Bearings are referred to the local Meridian of Monument I D and I E. 1 v. : all maps ; 41 x 51 cm.
Topic: Boundaries -- British Columbia -- Maps
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Driscoll & Knight; Pecknold, C. E. J.
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Topic: Edmonton (Alta.)
Atlases
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Shows: Triangulation Stations, Camera Stations, Roads, Trails, Morainal detritus and Rockfalls, Boundary along natural line of Watershed, Boundary marked by the Commission. 1v. : all maps ; 41 x 51 cm.
Topic: Boundaries -- British Columbia -- Maps
Library has c.1 original; and c.2 facsimile scanned from original.;"Drawn from the latest and best authorities and regulated by ;astronom[ical] observat[ions]" By Emannuel Bowen.;Potential source: "A complete system of geography....
Topic: Arctic--Physical sciences.
Topics: Wetlands--Alberta--Edmonton--Maps, Ecosystem management--Alberta--Edmonton--Maps, Wetland...
University of Alberta Library
by Bridgland, M. P.; Hyatt, A. E.; Department of the Interior
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From photographic surveys by M. P. Bridgland, D.L.S., assisted by A. E. Hyatt, 1913-14. Sheet no. 2 of 5 in a series surveying the Crowsnest Forest and Waterton Lakes Parks. Index to sheets locates this map as part of the larger whole. References include roads, trails, watercourses with intermittent flow, Dominion Lands Monuments of known elevation, and triangulation and camera stations. Includes township/range references.
Topic: Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)
Horvath Collection
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Library has: 2 c. ;Hand col. outlines, 22 x 30 cm. on atlas sheet 26.5 x 37 cm. ;[Plate] '16' in upper right. ;"Illustrations by H. Warren & engraved by J. Rogers". ;"Map drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin". ;Ornate border. ;4 vignettes. ;Includes place names, administrative borders, railways and hydrology. ;Relief shown by hachures. ;Possible source: "The illustrated atlas and modern history of the world: geographical, political, commercial and statistical",...
Topic: Hungary--Physical sciences.
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Department of the Interior; Neville, E. A.
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Topics: Alberta, Fitzgerald (Alta.)
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by J.F. Ruttan & Co., Real Estate Agents; Howard, S.; Manitoba. Legislative Assembly
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Topics: Election districts, Manitoba
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Dominion Lands Office, Department of the Interior; Dominion Lands Surveys Office, Province of Manitoba; McPhillips, George; Doupe, Joseph
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Topics: Real property--Manitoba, Manitoba
Map and Travel Literature Collection
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Col. map 33 x 43.5 cm.;Relief by chalk shading. Borders prominent.;Supplement to the National Review, January, 1917.
Topic: Europe, Southeastern--Physical sciences
Map and Travel Literature Collection
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Hand col., 61 cx 39 cm. on folded atlas sheet.;From the Whistance-Smith Collection.;Possible source: "Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas" (based on Colton's maps) 1863.;On verso: [pages] [86] and '87' with text and illus. "Geography of Europe".;Inset: "Scilly Isles".;Includes place names, geographical features, railways etc.;Counties distinguised by colour, listed in margin.;[Pages] '74' and '75'.;"By Johnson and Ward".
Topic: England and Wales--Political geography
Map and Travel Literature Collection
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Relief shown by hachures.;From the Whistance-Smith Collection.;[Plate] 'No. LXXXV'.;Hand col. outlines, 33 x 49 cm. on folded atlas sheet.;Drawn and engraved by J. W. Lowry.;Includes place names, hydrography, geographic features and administrative boundaries.
Topic: South America--Physical sciences
Lib. has: 1855; [1862]; [1872]; [1881] (here the subtitle is removed and Prov. and Terr. boundaries inserted).;Shows a series of administration units which appear to be based on drainage basins (coloured).
Topic: Canada--Political geography
Map and Travel Literature Collection
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5 sheeets.;Contents: South America pl.99 -- Venezuela, United States of Colombia and Ecuador 1:7,000,000 pl.100 -- Brazil and Guayana 1:13,000,000 pl.101; Insets of Pernambuco and Rio de Janeiro -- Peru and Bolivia 1:8,000,000 pl.102; Insets: City of Lima -- Argentine Republic, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Patagonia etc. 1:6,000,000 pl.103 & 104.
Topic: South America--Political geography
Hand col., copper engraving, 45.5 x 58 cm. on sheet 53 x 62 cm. ;Detached folded plate from unknown source. ;Shows Hungary and the Balkan Peninsula. Includes Croatia, Dalmatia, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Serbia, Transylvania, Walachia, Moldavia, and Romania and portions of surrounding areas. ;Includes physical features and numerous place names. ;Includes Latin taxt and 5 bar scales with cartouche. Also includes elaborate title cartouche. ;Relief shown pictorially. ;By Johann Matthias Hase...
Topic: Europe, Southeastern--Political geography.
William C. Wonders Map Collection
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Topic: Alberta--Cartes.
Library has: North half of map. ;Hand col., engraving, 31 x 52.5 cm. on folded atlas sheet 46.5 x 61.5 cm. ;"Curantibus Homannianis Heredibus Norimbergae. A. 1757" ;Full title from the title cartouche on south half of map. ;Title at head of Map: "Hvngariae Comitatvs Posoniensis" = [Hungariae Comitatus Posoniensis]. ;Map of Pozsony County, Hungary (now Slovakia). ;Includes place names, roads, hydrology, forests etc. ;Relief shown by hachures. ;"Jungatur hic pars...
Topic: Hungary--Physical sciences.
B&w, woodcut print, 9 x 18 cm. on sheet 29.2 x 18.8 cm. ;[Plate] '868' in upper left. ;Alternate title: "De Ungaria Buda vulgo Ofen prima & regina Ungarica ..." ;Title refers to text not the pictorial image of Buda. ;Descriptive captions & Hungarian coat of arms. ;Latin text describes neighbouring Hungarian cities. ;On verso: [Plate] '867': Latin text "Liber III". ;Source: Sebastian Munster's Cosmographia Universalis, Basel, 1544, vol. VI. ;Additional description...
Topic: Hungary--Budapest.
Horvath Collection
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B&w pictorial map, copper engraving; 20 x 33 cm. on sheet 34.5 x 39.5 cm.;Detached folded plate.;Alternate Latin title: Buda. Ofen.;Index in German outside bottom of map.;Some water damage to bottom of sheet.;Detached plate from: Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica ... / Matthaus Merian. Frankfurt, 1638.;Additional description available in J. Eugene Horvath's: A Canadian collection of Hungarica [CCH]. v.2, Maps & city views 1493-1817. (Library has book);Map from the Horvath Collection [CCH-43].
Topic: Hungary--Budapest.
William C. Wonders Map Collection
by T. Eaton Co.
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Topics: T. Eaton Co., Winnipeg (Man.)--Maps.
Horvath Collection
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B&w, pictorial, engraving, 23 x 32 cm. on folded sheet 29 x 36 cm. ;Pictorial plan of the town of Alba Regale (present day Szekesfehervar). ;Former royal seat and burial place for Kings of Hungary. ;Town located on 2 islands with a tributary of the Danube. ;Index to 16 points of interest. ;Language: Italian. ;Possible source: "Historia delle attioni de re dell'Vrigaria, breuement descritta de ottonc Sponcir Kav ..." Venetia, Appresso Leonardo Pittoni", 1865. (portion of this...
Topic: Hungary--Szekesfehervar.
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Department of the Interior; Gore, W. S.; Deane, M.; Simpson, G. A.; Beatty, W.; Roy, G. P.; Belanger, P. R. A.; Lendrum, R. W.; Hubbell, E. W.; Driscoll, A.
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Topic: Edmonton (Alta.)
Topics: Edmonton (Alta.), North Saskatchewan River (Alta.)
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by City Engineering Dept.
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Topic: Edmonton (Alta.)
See: Boundary between Alberta and British Columbia, G 1166 F7 C212 1924 folio.;Elevations shown by contours and spot heights.;Bearings and distances between survey monuments along provincial boundary.;Col., 38.5 x 31 cm on sheet 50.5 x 39.5 cm.;Library has sheets no.32A: Robson Pass and no.22: [Jasper Park].
Topics: Western Canada--Physical sciences., Western Canada--Mathematical geography
Annotations show the total number of acres of odd sections and the number of acres of odd sections accepted by the CPR between each of the "Initial" Meridians through the "Railway Belt.";http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/maps/M000355.html;Scanned in Peel's Prairie Provinces database: Map 355:;1 map : facsimile, mounted on linen ; 39.7 x 70.4 cm. on sheet 45.8 x 76.5 cm.;Photocopy of a map in the National Map Collection.
Topic: Prairie Provinces--Mathematical geography
From the Whistance-Smith Collection.;Hand col., folded atlas sheet.;"Drawn and engraved at Stanford's geographical establishment".;[Plate] "LIII".;Possible source: "The Royal illustrated atlas of modern geography ...";Relief shown by hachures.;Includes administrative districts: Hebrew tribes, Mosaic, period of captivity and Roman Dominion; ancient & modern place names, hydrology etc.;A Fullarton & Co., 1854-62.
Topics: Southwest Asia--Historical geography., Israel--Historical geography
Col. map 28 x 42.5 cm.
Topic: Northwest Territories--Physical sciences
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Dominion Lands Office, Department of the Interior; Dominion Lands Surveys Office, Province of Manitoba; McFadden, M.
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Topics: Real property--Manitoba, Manitoba
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Natural Resources Intelligence Service, Department of the Interior; Lynch, F. C. C.; Canada. Parliament
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Topics: Election districts, Manitoba
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Fonseca, W. G.
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Topic: Winnipeg (Man.)
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Natural Resources Intelligence Service, Department of the Interior
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Topic: Alberta
Topics: Land use--Alberta, Real property--Alberta, Alberta
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Department of Lands and Mines, Government of Alberta
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Topic: Alberta
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Railway Lands Branch, Department of the Interior; Chalifour, J. E.
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Topics: Wheat--Alberta, Oats--Alberta, Barley--Alberta, Flax--Alberta, Alberta
Northern Areas
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B&w, 23 x 15.5 cm. ;"Drawn by I. Bushnan." ;"J. Walker, sculptor." ;North part of South Hampton Island, Hudson's Bay from Parry's second voyage spent mostly in vicinity of Foxe Channel and Melville Peninsula. ;From the Whistance-Smith Collection.
Topic: Arctic--Physical sciences.
In 6 sheets.
Topic: Arctic--Physical sciences.
Atlases
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Triangulation by W.S. Drewry, D.L.S.; topography by J.J. McArthur, D.L.S." Maps produced with phototopography. Contour intervals 100 ft. 1 v. : all maps (col.) ; 62 cm.
Topic: National parks and reserves -- Alberta -- Maps
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Stovel Co.; Saskatchewan. Legislative Assembley
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Topics: Election districts, Saskatchewan
Topic: Saskatchewan
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by The Canadian Pictorial & Illustrated News
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Topics: Batoche, Battle of, Batoche, Sask., 1885, Batoche (Sask.)
Hand col., 62.5 x 91 cm. mounted on tissue. ;Engraved by J. Stephenson. ;Shows place names, hydrology and ancient water routes, water conditions, routes (Buonaparte, Mecca Pilgrim, Turks, Caravans etc.), monuments etc. ;Relief by hachures; bathymetry by soundings. ;Descriptive historical and military text (Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt, scene of Nelson's defeat by the French Fleet in the Battle of the Nile.) ;From the Whistance-Smith Collection.
Topic: Egypt--Physical sciences.
Topic: Edmonton (Alta.)
Topics: Edmonton (Alta.), Westwood
Topic: Calgary (Alta.)
Topic: Canada, Western
Peel's Prairie Provinces - Map Collection
by Fisher, Sydney A.; Department of Agriculture
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Topic: Political and administrative divisions--Prairie Provinces
Atlases
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1v. : all maps ; 41 x 51 cm.
Topic: Boundaries -- British Columbia -- Maps
Atlases
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Shows: Monument (Special) consecutive monuments are invisible, Roads (winter), Trail, Boundary marked by the Commission, Centre of Vertical Air Photograph. 1v. : all maps ; 41 x 51 cm.
Topic: Boundaries -- British Columbia -- Maps
Map and Travel Literature Collection
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From the Whistance-Smith Collection.;Col. facsimile, 38 x 28.2 cm. on sheet 51 x 41 cm.;Original drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Illus. by J. Marchant and engraved by J. Rogers. Original published by J. & F. Tallis.;In outline colour by state province and region.;Decorative vignettes and ornate border.;"National Archives of Canada: Cartographic and Architectural Archives Division, NMC-19271";File name: Copy_of_North_America_A-37_1845.TIF;Map scanned
Topic: North America--Special category
From the Whistance-Smith Collection.;Col., 39 x 32 cm. on atlas sheet.;[Plate] '23'.;Generalized bedrock geology with no legend.;Probable source: Walker & Miles' "The New standard atlas of the Dominion of Canada", 1875.;On verso: Six vignettes of country residences in Quebec.;Includes place names (mostly coastal) & hydrology.
Topic: Newfoundland--Physical sciences
Inset: Portion of the River St. Lawrence, between Lake St. Peter and Quebec.;Coloured separately in Townships.
Topic: Quebec--Political geography
Col. map.;Map No. 8 from...
Topic: Quebec--Transportation and communication
Col. map 45.5 x 51 cm.;Includes notes and "Table of areas".;Compiled by G. B. Kirkpatrick, P.L.S., Dept. of Crown Lands, Ontario, May 12th, 1882.
Topic: Canada--Political geography