Report On The Exploration Of The Country Between Lake Superior and The Red River Settlement Etc. and Between The Latter Place and The Assiniboine And Saskatchewan

$345.00

Dawson, S.J.

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Dawson, S.J. Report On The Exploration Of The Country Between Lake Superior and The Red River Settlement Etc. and Between The Latter Place and The Assiniboine And Saskatchewan. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Canada, 1859. Unpaginated. 4to. One coloured map showing ‘The Route by Road & Navigation for Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans’ and two very large fold-out maps affixed amongst the rear endpapers showing the ‘Profile of Route by the Grand Portage and Pigeon River from Lake Superior to Rainy Lake’ and a ‘Plan Showing the Region Explored by S.J. Dawson and his party between Fort William and the great Saskatchewan River’. This version includes a letter by Bishop Tache (the Bishop of St. Boniface) on the Red River Settlement wherein he derisively remarks on the presence of ‘half-breeds’. Bound in 1/4 leather over cloth boards. Extremities show light rubbing and edgewear, the rear joint (at rear endpaper) starting though the binding remains sound. Without exception the maps are in immaculate condition with only the rare occasional short closed tear to one side of one of the maps. The contents remain surprisingly clean and unmarked. Overall, very good+ copy of this important and increasingly scarce title. Previously published in 1858 by Dawson, this title was reprinted as Appendix 4 to the 17th Volume of the Journals of The Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada (as it was known prior to Confederation). See Peel #361. Hardcover. (#74) $345.00