Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps

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Douglas & McIntyre, 2006 - Canada - 272 pages
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Maps tell the story in this innovative volume, now available for the first time in paperback. And the story of Canada they tell is profoundly engrossing and rewarding. The Historical Atlas of Canada covers a period of a thousand years and contains essentially all the historically significant maps of the country. Gathered from major archives and libraries all over the world, they include treasures from the National Archives of Canada -- many never before published -- and many from the archives of the Hudson's Bay Company. Included are maps by the founder of New France, Samuel de Champlain; by Philip Turnor and Peter Fidler. There are English maps and French maps; Spanish maps and Russian maps; American, Italian and Dutch maps as well as maps drawn by Native people such as the Beothuk, Blackfoot and Cree. Canada's colourful past unfolds in sumptuous visual detail -- history seen from a whole new perspective.


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Covering a period of 1000 years for the territory that became Canada and the northern United States, this atlas contains 422 maps, a very high proportion of which are from the National Archives of ... Read full review

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Acknowledgements I
PreColumbian Apocryphal Voyages 23
Early Explorations of the Coasts of Canada 15001527 20
Early English Attempts to Find a Northwest Passage 34
Early English Colonization Attempts
The Founding of Montreal
The Defence of New France to 1713
The Seigneurial System
James Murrays Map 222
Prince Edward Island
Defining Canada 1783 224
Perceptions of the West 232
Alexander Henrys Great Map of the West
The Hudsons Bay Company Moves Inland 246
Native Maps 292
James CookDefining the Width of Canada

The French Fur Trade Empire
The Founding of Halifax
The Fall of Quebecand an Empire
James Cooks Maps of Eastern Canada
Map Catalogue I
Notes I

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Derek Hayes is the author of the bestselling Historical Atlas Series, which includes the Historical Atlas of Canada, Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley, Historical Atlas of Toronto and Historical Atlas of the United States. He holds two degrees in geography and worked for a time as a planner with the Vancouver City Planning Department and as a real estate consultant. He lives in White Rock, B.C.

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