Canadian Historic Maps

1895 Ottawa Panoramic Map

Today we are sharing a panoramic view of the City of Ottawa (see further below) that was published in 1895 by the Toronto Lithographing Company. It provides viewers an oblique aerial view in a south direction from the east looking west up the Ottawa river.1895 Ottawa Panoramic Map

It contains detailed sketches of several principal business buildings at that time, that are displayed around the edges of the map. You also get a look at the transit rail system and a view of Parliament Hill before the big fire in 1916.

Digital reproductions of this map have been made available on the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division web site

Historic Map Download Details

Title: City of Ottawa, Canada with views of principal business buildings
Date Created / Published: 1895
Contributor(s): Toronto Lithographing Company

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1895 Ottawa Panoramic Map

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