Auction 136, Lot 833

"[Lot of 2] The Northpart of America [and] From Sea Unto Sea - Art & Discovery Maps of Canada",

Subject: Reference Books - Canada

Period: 1979-1982 (published)


Color: Black & White

16.3 x 14 inches
41.4 x 35.6 cm

1. The Northpart of America , Verner & Stubbs, Toronto, 1979, 16.3" x 14". This is the definitive cartographic reference work on Canada, but is equally relevant to North America. It provides a carto-bibliography of maps published between the 16th (Forlani) and the 19th (Arrowsmith) centuries. The book is divided into seven sections: Part I: The World In 1562; Part II: Initial Exploration and Settlement 1556-1693; Part III: The Period of Expansion - Eastern Canada 1703-1843; Part IV: Exploring And Settling Central Canada 1597-1819; Part V: The Arctic 1595-1875; Part VI: Opening The Pacific Northwest 1566-1871; and Part VII: The Culmination 1858. The appendix contains detailed descriptions of the maps reproduced, together with notes about other maps related to them. 304 pp. including 46 maps (5 colored). Frontis is hand-numbered 17 of a limited edition of 1500 and signed by the authors. Pictorial, gold-stamped cloth over boards, housed in a matching slipcase. Minor soil on slipcase, book fine. (A)

2. From Sea Unto Sea - Art & Discovery Maps of Canada, Joe C.W. Armstrong, Fleet Publishers, Scarborough, Ontario, 1982, 10.8" x 15.8". Contains 38 early maps of Canada or North America relating to early exploration in Canada. Over half in full color with extensive cartographic and historical references for each. Explores the maps and adventures of Champlain, Hudson, Hearne, Mackenzie, Cook, Vancouver and many other. Folio, hard bound in dark blue cloth with dust jacket. Book and covers are fine, clean and tight. The dust jacket has at bottom two portions of clear coating lifted from paper. (A)



Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/1/2011