Canada: National Atlas Celebrates 100 Years of Mapping

Canada 2006-06-30 (single)

On June 30th, 2006, Canada Post will issue a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Atlas of Canada. The new stamp shows geographer James White (1863 – 1909) who is considered to be the father of what become The Atlas of Canada. The stamp was issued on June 30, 2006 but was unveiled Monday June 19th at the GeoTec/CCA conference in Ottawa. You can read more about the stamp in the Canada Post press release, and in the archived  Natural Resources Canada announcement. The Atlas Celebration web site is also worth a look.  The sheet design features two groupings of eight stamps with a number of surrounding mapping and surveying related images.  This may well be one of the finest cartophilatelic issues in recent years!

Canada 2006-06-30 (pane)

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