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TRUTCH, Hon. [Sir] J[oseph] W[illiam] (1826-1904)
Map of British Columbia Compiled from the Map of the Province Recently Prepared Under the Direction of the Hon. J.W. Trutch Lieut. Govr. of the Province With Additions from the Maps of the Post Office Department.
Toronto: Lithographed by Rolph, Smith & Co., ca. 1881. Lithographed map ca. 41x61,5 cm (16 ½ x 24 ½ in). With lithographed topographical illustrations on verso. Original centrefold, otherwise a very good map. Historically important map of British Columbia after the province entered Confederation which show the proposed Canadian Pacific Railway. "Following the establishment of the Canadian Confederation in 1867 [Trutch] worked to negotiate British Columbia's entry, which occurred in 1871 after [He] secured a promise for the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). Trutch was the first Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia following Confederation, a position he retained from 1871-1876. Following his tenure as lieutenant governor, Trutch was appointed a "Dominion agent for British Columbia", and helped to oversee the construction of the CPR in the province." (Wikipedia).