BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

The cartography of the northwest coast of America to the year 1800. In two volumes. Vol. II Wagner, Henry R. (Henry Raup), 1862-1957


"750 copies printed, ref. Wagner, H.R. The published writings. An invaluable reference guide. The chief purpose of this book is to show, in one continuous account and with the aid of critical lists of maps and of place names, the evolution of cartography .. . from the fanciful beginnings in imaginary geography to the painstaking explorations of the Vancouver expeditions:- Publisher's statement. Vol. 1 contains the historical survey of the cartography together with the maps. Vol.2 contains the list of maps, giving physical description, notes, and the location of the original of each map; an index to the list; a gazetteer of place names still in use and one for obsolete place names; and a bibliography."-- Strathern, G. M., & Edwards, M. H. (1970). Navigations, traffiques & discoveries, 1774-1848: A guide to publications relating to the area now British Columbia. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 315-316.

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