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Palliser surveys the West

Palliser surveys the West Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Palliser surveys the West
Denomination
37¢
Date of Issue
March 17, 1988
Quantity
3,658,800
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
Exploration of Canada, Recognizers
Series Time Span
1986 - 1989
Perforation or Dimension
12.5 x 13
Printer
Ashton-Potter Limited.
Creators
Designed by Frederick Hagan.
About Stamp
In the 18th century, new scientific equipment allowed explorers to survey land and sea with greater accuracy than ever before. Some of George Vancouver's maps, in fact, are still in use today. An explorer and avid hunter, Palliser headed the "Palliser Expedition" which, from 1857 to 1861, explored the plains north of the 49th parallel and the passes through the Rockies. The expedition delineated a stretch of semi-arid land named "Palliser's Triangle", and the surrounding, "fertile belt" which was found suitable for stock raising and agriculture. Artist Frederick Hagan of Newmarket, Ontario painted these four images, third in the series of Exploration stamps. Using a palette of vivid colours, he depicts the lands carted by four 18th century explorers. His imaginative backgrounds detail charts, map-making tools and the Discovery, the ship Vancouver sailed on his voyage around the world.
Reference
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1988.
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