"This is a gorgeous piece of work, rich and heavy and brimming with the minutiae of attempts to capture aspects of the Canadian landscape by cartography."
— The Georgia Straight
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 Hudsonï¿½s 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. Canadaï¿½s colourful past unfolds in sumptuous visual detail—history seen from a whole new perspective.
About the author
Derek Hayes is the author of the bestselling Historical Atlas Series, which includes the Historical Atlas of Canada, Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley, Historical Atlas of Toronto and Historical Atlas of the United States. He holds two degrees in geography and worked for a time as a planner with the Vancouver City Planning Department and as a real estate consultant. He lives in White Rock, B.C.
Other titles by Derek Hayes
The History and Art of the Bridges, Tunnels and Ferries That Connect British Columbia
Iron Road West
An Illustrated History of British Columbia’s Railways
Historical Atlas of Early Railways
A New Historical Atlas
Historical Atlas of Toronto
A Historical Atlas of North American Exploration