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Full color, 21 p., 83 plates including maps and diagrams. The Atlas of Canada, first edition 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, both editions, featuring thematic maps dealing with Canada's geology, communications, natural resources, population, economic activities, transportation, as well as maps of principal cities. 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. Bound in half leather brown covered boards with "Department of Interior 1906 Atlas of Canada." in gilt. Atlas is bound in half leather brown cloth covered boards with "Department Of The Interior. 1906. Atlas of Canada."