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Historical Atlas Of British Columbia And The Pacific Northwest Hardcover – Jan 1 2001


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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Douglas & Mcintyre (Jan. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552899004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552899007
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.8 x 28.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #687,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This magnificent volume represents a monumental achievement that can be enjoyed by scholars and laymen alike" -- Pierre Berton

"A long overdue contribution to Pacific Northwest History" -- Map Society of British Columbia

"Here are the maps that created our current image of the Northwest sorted into context, clearly referenced, and woven into a magnetic story. As Derek Hayes examines the deep imaginations and finely honed drafting skills of his fascinating cast of characters, and entire corner of the world emerges before the reader s eye." -- Jack Nisbet, Author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America

"a superb collection of the best and most important maps of the region." -- William L. Lang Professor of History, Portland State University

"both a research tool and an adventure story. It should delight scholars and casual readers alike..." -- Murray Morgan Northwest historian and author of Puget s Sound

"valuable fresh perspectives on the history of the Pacific Northwest." -- Carlos Schwantes Professor of History, University of Idaho

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The Historical Atlas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest is a unique collection of original maps drawn by explorers and surveyors, natives and navigators from four centuries of voyages and overland treks of exploration and discovery. The maps are combined with their stories how they came to be drawn, and the history behind them. Remote from Europe, it took a long period of time for explorers and navigators to chart the Pacific Northwest, and then add details to the map. Initially, many were searching for the elusive Northwest Passage, and some, lacking fact, substituted imagination. These maps have been collected from all over the world for the Historical Atlas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, and the result is a fascinating collection of maps showing all parts of the region as it became known to mapmakers over the centuries, real or imagined, correct or incorrect. Maps include large scale and small scale maps from all over the Pacific Northwest, both originals as drawn, and engraved and printed copies as published at the time.

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By A Customer on April 18 2000
I have other historical atlases, but this one is my favorite. For one thing, it covers the area where I live, but even without the local interest it's great. Instead of drawing broad historical themes on modern maps, like most historical atlases do, this book collects historical maps, showing how people through history thought the world looked. In addition to the many interesting historical maps, there are lots of interesting stories about the people who created the maps.
The stuff in the book flap text and the excerpt isn't just hype -- the book really is as good as it sounds.
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I have quite a few other historical atlases, and this one is one of my favorites. One attraction is that it's focused on the northwest US, where I live. Even without the local interest I still think I'd like the book though.
Unlike a typical historical atlas, this book collects historical maps, rather than using modern maps to illustrate historical events. In the accompanying text, it tells stories about the explorers who created the maps.
The book flap text is a good summary of the contents, not just empty marketing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful and lots of fun Oct. 24 2003
By S. Schonberger - Published on Amazon.com
I have quite a few other historical atlases, and this one is one of my favorites. One attraction is that it's focused on the northwest US, where I live. Even without the local interest I still think I'd like the book though.
Unlike a typical historical atlas, this book collects historical maps, rather than using modern maps to illustrate historical events. In the accompanying text, it tells stories about the explorers who created the maps.
The book flap text is a good summary of the contents, not just empty marketing.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful and lots of fun April 18 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I have other historical atlases, but this one is my favorite. For one thing, it covers the area where I live, but even without the local interest it's great. Instead of drawing broad historical themes on modern maps, like most historical atlases do, this book collects historical maps, showing how people through history thought the world looked. In addition to the many interesting historical maps, there are lots of interesting stories about the people who created the maps.
The stuff in the book flap text and the excerpt isn't just hype -- the book really is as good as it sounds.


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