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Crucial Maps in the Early Cartography and Place-Nomenclature of the Atlantic Coast of Canada
Author: Ganong, W[illiam]. F[rancis].
Reference #: 1847
List Price: $190.00
The University of Toronto Press in Co-operation with The Royal Society of Canada, 1964. A Fine copy in price-clipped, Near Fine dustjacket. Royal octavo (9”); [xvii],  & 3-511; 7 sheets of folded maps, some reproducing more than one map, in pocket at rear; frontis port.; Introduction, Commentary and Map Notes by Theodore E. Layng of the Map Division of the Public Archives of Canada. Brief Foreword by W. Kaye Lamb. Commentaries and Map Notes; Historical Monographs and Papers by W. F. Ganong, and Index. 121 figures in the text. Volume 7 of the Special Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada.
Nine papers on ‘crucial maps’ were published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada for the years 1929 to 1937. These materials are here gathered, together with supporting material added for the publication. “Ganong’s contributions to cartography are enormous: for example, his reconstruction of Cabot’s voyages, while all may not agree with it, is a masterpiece of inactive analysis which will remain a model in historical research; his chapters on Gomez, Verrazzano and Fagundes are still the chief secondary sources on these discoverers.” Uncommon in original cloth binding.
The volume is of added note and merit being ex libris Hungarian-Canadian bibliographer J. Eugene Horvath. His personal bookplate, bearing images of both his homeland and his Canadian residency, is affixed to the front paste-down. (It may be found in the Open Collections of the University of British Columbia with details of its symbols drawn from conversations with Special Collections Librarian Ralph Stanton.)
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