Travels through the Canadas, containing a description of the picturesque scenery on some of the rivers and lakes, with an account of the productions, commerce, and inhabitants of these provinces, to which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners. George Heriot.
Travels through the Canadas, containing a description of the picturesque scenery on some of the rivers and lakes, with an account of the productions, commerce, and inhabitants of these provinces, to which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners...
Travels through the Canadas, containing a description of the picturesque scenery on some of the rivers and lakes, with an account of the productions, commerce, and inhabitants of these provinces, to which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners...
Travels through the Canadas, containing a description of the picturesque scenery on some of the rivers and lakes, with an account of the productions, commerce, and inhabitants of these provinces, to which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners...
Travels through the Canadas, containing a description of the picturesque scenery on some of the rivers and lakes, with an account of the productions, commerce, and inhabitants of these provinces, to which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners...
Travels through the Canadas, containing a description of the picturesque scenery on some of the rivers and lakes, with an account of the productions, commerce, and inhabitants of these provinces, to which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners...

Travels through the Canadas, containing a description of the picturesque scenery on some of the rivers and lakes, with an account of the productions, commerce, and inhabitants of these provinces, to which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners...

London: printed for Richard Phillips, 1807. First edition, 4to, pp. xii, 602, [2]; an uncut copy measuring, for the record, 28 cm tall; the 4 leaves of advertisements at the back of some copies are not preserved here, but neither are they called for by Hill or Sabin; 27 aquatint plates (6 folding), plus a hand-colored folding map; 19th-century half brown calf over marbled boards; joints rubbed, extremities a bit worn, but a good, sound, clean copy. "Heriot devoted himself a good deal to travel into the western parts of Canada and the U.S. ... His book has a wealth of detail and is full of information on the fur trade, voyages to the North, Indians of the North and West, Eskimos, and the cod fishery. One authority called this book 'the most complete description of British America which has ever been published.' Heriot as an accomplished artist and painted and sketched scenery and Indians all over the West. The many fine illustrations in this volume are taken from his own work. Indeed, this is the earliest and most important aquatint book on Canada." Field 687; Hill, Pacific Voyages, 801; Lande 433; Pilling, Algonquin, p. 229; Sabin 31489; Staunton & Tremain 805; Streeter Sale 3658. Item #51780

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