This is the definitive cartographic reference work on Canada, but is equally relative 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 in color). Frontis is hand-numbered 773 of a limited edition of 1500 and signed by the authors. Pictorial, gold-stamped cloth over boards, housed in a matching slipcase.
Contents and covers fine with light soiling on the slipcase.