A Country So Interesting: The Hudson's Bay Company and Two Centuries of Mapping, 1670-1870 by Richard I. RugglesA Country So Interesting: The Hudson's Bay Company and Two Centuries of Mapping, 1670-1870 by Richard I. Ruggles

A Country So Interesting: The Hudson's Bay Company and Two Centuries of Mapping, 1670-1870

byRichard I. Ruggles

Paperback | June 30, 2011

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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.
Richard I. Ruggles (1923-2008) was professor emeritus in the Department of Geography, Queen's University, a department he founded in 1960.
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Title:A Country So Interesting: The Hudson's Bay Company and Two Centuries of Mapping, 1670-1870Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 30, 2011Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773538852

ISBN - 13:9780773538856

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