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Limited to 725 copies of which this is number 569. Original red cloth boards with gilt title and emblem to spine. 410 pages with large foldout map at rear. Dimensions: 7 inches wide x 9.75 inches tall. In very good condition. Light markings to front board and a slight bite to the cloth on the upper portion of the spine. Otherwise, a very nice copy. Gilt title and design to spine are bright. Binding is still strong a interior pages are clean and crisp. Considered to be the one of the rarest and most prized volumes from The Champlain Society collection, David Thompson's Narrative is an account of Thompson's service in the Hudson's Bay Company and Northwest Company. Thompson was one of the greatest surveyors-mapmakers of North America. This work is considered to be one of the most important contributions to Western history and exploration in the 20th century. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: David Thompson's Narrative 1784-1812: A New ...
Editorial: Toronto: The Champlain Society
Año de publicación: 1962
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Toronto: Champlain Society [Publication No. XL], 1962., 1962. 8vo. pp. cii, 410, xv. folding map. gilt-crested cloth, t.e.g. Second Edition, Limited to 725 copies. An account of Thompson’s extensive travels and explorations on the prairies and on the Pacific slope in the employ of the Hudson’s Bay and North West Companies. He was the first white man to descend the Columbia River from its source to its mouth and left an important map of the western territories which became the basis for all subsequent maps. " as an explorer and surveyor, his work has earned him a reputation as one of the best pioneering geographers in North America." (John Nicks, DCB) Peel 78n. Strathern 539 (i). cfSmith 10193. Nº de ref. de la librería elala6016