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9781771510158
10.125 x 9.375 Inches (US)
240 pages
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CDN$ 39.95
BISAC: HIS052000
BISAC: HIS053000


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The Land of Heart's Delight
Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island
by Michael Layland
Release Date: January 2013

CDN$ 39.95

Shortlisted for the 2014 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
Shortlisted for a 2014 BC Book Prize
Finalist for the Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing

Just how, and why, did Vancouver Island get onto the map? How was knowledge of our immediate geography acquired and recorded? With 130 maps, dating between 1593 and 1915, this cartographic history tells the story of how Vancouver Island and the surrounding area came to be mapped. The book shows local cartographic milestones, marking progress in our knowledge through the island’s rich—although comparatively short—recorded history. However, the maps, by themselves and without context, cannot tell the whole story. The accompanying text reveals the motives, constraints, agendas, and intrigues that underpin their making.

The narrative, roughly chronological, begins before the arrival of Europeans and concludes at the outset of the First World War and includes an introduction on the history and significance of map-making, as well as an afterword summarizing subsequent cartographic developments. Also included are an index, endnotes, a list of cartographic sources, and a glossary.

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240

ISBN-13:

9781771510158

Format:

hardcover

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10.125 x 9.375 Inches (US)

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HIS052000, HIS053000


The Land of Heart's Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island
by Michael Layland
9781771510165
BISAC: HIS052000
BISAC: HIS053000
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