Size: 18 x 27.5 inches
This poster was created for a cartographic exhibition of maps that was held at the David Stewart Museum in Montreal in 1985.
The Stewart Museum carries the name of its founder and main benefactor, humanitarian and philanthropist, David M. Stewart.
Great collectors and passionate about Canadian history, David M. Stewart and his wife Liliane constituted, over time, a remarkable collection of objects and unique documents which tracked the arrival of Europeans in the New World, their discoveries, and their daily life. The Stewart Museum’s collection consists of nearly 27 000 objects and unique documents from the 16th century to today.
Fascinated by the travel stories from European explorers, David M. Stewart cultivated his taste for scientific objects. He acquired a large collection of maps, terrestrial and celestial globes and navigational instruments used in the 17th and 18th centuries. Mr. Stewart cherished a desire to share his collection with all Montrealers. This is the main reason why he founded the museum.
The poster is from a private collection, in excellent condition and ready to be framed.