Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps

Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps

by Derek Hayes

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Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps by Derek Hayes


Maps tells the story in this innovative volume, and the story of Canada they tell is profoundly engrossing and rewarding. The atlas covers a period of a thousand years and contains essentially all the historically significant maps of the country. Gathered from major archives and libraries all over the world, they include treasures from the National Archives of Canada—many never before published—and many from the archives of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Included are maps by the founder of New France, Samuel de Champlain, by Philip Turnor and Peter Fidler. There are English maps and French maps; Spanish maps and Russian maps; American, Italian and Dutch maps as well as maps drawn by Native people such as the Beothuk, Blackfoot and Cree. Canada’s colourful past unfolds in sumptuous visual detail—history seen from a whole new perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771620796
Publisher: D & M Publishers
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 13.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Derek Hayes is the author of an award-winning historical atlas of British Columbia and another that details exploration in the North Pacific Ocean.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements4
Introduction7
Saint Brendan and Other Early Navigators9
The Norse Voyages10
Pre-Columbian Apocryphal Voyages13
Out of the Mists--Canada15
Early Explorations of the Coasts of Canada, 1500-152720
Early French Explorations24
Jacques Cartier--the Foundation of the French Claim to Canada25
Early English Attempts to Find a Northwest Passage34
Probing the Northern Seas38
Early English Colonization Attempts45
Samuel de Champlain--the Mapmaker Who Founded New France49
The Founding of Montreal57
Jesuits and the Fur Trade--French Exploration to 170058
The Defence of New France to 171370
The Seigneurial System76
The Coming of the English--the Hudson's Bay Company77
The British Attempt to Find the Northwest Passage in the Eighteenth Century80
The French Fur Trade Empire85
France Explores Westwards--the La Verendryes86
The Fall of Louisbourg in 174588
Jacques-Nicolas Bellin's Atlas90
The Founding of Halifax92
The Acadian Deportation95
The Battle for a Continent--the French and Indian War96
The Fall of Quebec--and an Empire99
James Cook's Maps of Eastern Canada106
James Murray's Map112
Quebec under the British114
The American Attack on Quebec116
Prince Edward Island118
The Coastal Surveys of Des Barres120
The Demise of the Beothuk122
Defining Canada, 1783124
The Coming of the Loyalists126
Perceptions of the West132
An Inland Journey136
Alexander Henry's Great Map of the West138
The Maps of Peter Pond140
Alexander Mackenzie Crosses the Continent143
The Hudson's Bay Company Moves Inland146
The Hudson's Bay Company's Great Surveyors--Philip Turnor and Peter Fidler147
Native Maps152
The First Map of the West Coast156
James Cook--Defining the Width of Canada158
West Coast Exploration and Trade159
Spanish Explorations of the West Coast160
George Vancouver Surveys the West Coast163
Defining the West--David Thompson166
Early Toronto169
A Mere Matter of Marching--the War of 1812172
The Selkirk Grant and the Red River Settlement178
Fixing the Forty-ninth Parallel Boundary Line180
The Rideau Canal181
The Canada Company182
Arctic Exploration 1818-1859184
Westward Expansion of the Fur Trade197
The Rebellions of 1837 and the United Province of Canada20
Linking the Lakes201
Drawing the Line--the Webster-Ashburton Treaty202
The Founding of Fort Victoria and the Colony of Vancouver Island203
The Forty-ninth Parallel Extends to the Sea204
A Pioneer Road Map of Canada205
British Columbia Discovers Gold and Becomes a Colony206
Henry Hind's Expeditions207
The Palliser Expedition208
The Coming of the Railway210
Confederation and the Intercolonial Railway212
The Riel Rebellion of 1869213
Manitoba Becomes the Fifth Province214
British Columbia Joins Confederation215
The North-West Rebellion, 1885216
The Canadian Pacific Railway--the Settlement of the Prairies and the Linking of a Nation218
Winnipeg--Gateway to the West227
Edmonton--Gateway to the North228
Calgary--from Police Post to Oil Capital230
The Discovery of Oil232
The Art of the Bird's-Eye233
Vancouver--Pacific Terminus236
Ottawa--the Nation's Capital238
Toronto in the Nineteenth Century240
Montreal after the Fall of New France242
Gold in the Klondike244
The British Dominion246
The Canadian Arctic and the Northwest Passage Achieved248
Fire Insurance Maps251
The Boundary with Alaska252
The Evolution of Provincial Boundaries253
Map Catalogue257
Notes264
Bibliography265
Index268

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