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A Country So Interesting: The Hudson's Bay Company and Two Centuries of Mapping, 1670-1870 (Rupert's Land Record Society)

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In A Country So Interesting Richard Ruggles describes and analyses the mapping activities of more than 160 Company servants and surveyors as well as the contributions of more than 50 Indians and Inuit who drew sketches and provided original configurations. Also included are annotated catalogues of all the maps known to have been produced by the Hudson's Bay Company and sixty-six reproductions of the most important maps and sketches. The Hudson's Bay Company was responsible for the largest collection in North America of manuscript charts and maps related to the fur trade and Ruggles has produced the first and most comprehensive study of this unique and rich body of material.

Synopsis:

Maps were an essential tool for the Hudson's Bay Company and during the two centuries before Confederation the Company became the main mapping agency in British North America for the immense territory extending from Ungava Bay to the Pacific Ocean.

About the Author

Richard I. Ruggles (1923-2008) was professor emeritus in the Department of Geography, Queen's University, a department he founded in 1960.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780773538856
Author:
Ruggles, Richard I
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Author:
Ruggles, Richard I.
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Rupert's Land Record Society Series
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
66 screened halftone plates
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 12 in

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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Maps were an essential tool for the Hudson's Bay Company and during the two centuries before Confederation the Company became the main mapping agency in British North America for the immense territory extending from Ungava Bay to the Pacific Ocean.
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