An account of six years residence in Hudson's-Bay, from 1733 to 1736, and 1744 to 1747. By Joseph Robson, late surveyor and supervisor of the buildings to the Hudson's-Bay Company. Containing a variety of facts, observations, and discoveries, tending to shew, I. The vast importance of the countries about Hudson's-Bay to Great-Britain ... particularly in the furs and whale and seal fisheries. And, II. The interested views of the Hudson's-Bay Company... To which is added an appendix. Joseph Robson.
An account of six years residence in Hudson's-Bay, from 1733 to 1736, and 1744 to 1747. By Joseph Robson, late surveyor and supervisor of the buildings to the Hudson's-Bay Company. Containing a variety of facts, observations, and discoveries, tending to shew, I. The vast importance of the countries about Hudson's-Bay to Great-Britain ... particularly in the furs and whale and seal fisheries. And, II. The interested views of the Hudson's-Bay Company... To which is added an appendix...
An account of six years residence in Hudson's-Bay, from 1733 to 1736, and 1744 to 1747. By Joseph Robson, late surveyor and supervisor of the buildings to the Hudson's-Bay Company. Containing a variety of facts, observations, and discoveries, tending to shew, I. The vast importance of the countries about Hudson's-Bay to Great-Britain ... particularly in the furs and whale and seal fisheries. And, II. The interested views of the Hudson's-Bay Company... To which is added an appendix...

An account of six years residence in Hudson's-Bay, from 1733 to 1736, and 1744 to 1747. By Joseph Robson, late surveyor and supervisor of the buildings to the Hudson's-Bay Company. Containing a variety of facts, observations, and discoveries, tending to shew, I. The vast importance of the countries about Hudson's-Bay to Great-Britain ... particularly in the furs and whale and seal fisheries. And, II. The interested views of the Hudson's-Bay Company... To which is added an appendix...

London: printed for T. Jefferys, at Charing Cross, 1759. 8vo, pp. [2], vi, 84, [1]-95, [1]; 2 folding maps (including the frontispiece by Thomas Jefferys) and folding plate containing 3 plans; full calf antique, red morocco label on gilt-paneled spine; fine copy. This is the Thomas Jeffreys' reprint of the Payne and Bouquet edition of 1752, and based on ESTC, this edition is nearly 9 times more scarce (98 copies of the 1752 edition vs. 11 copies of this edition). Contains a short history of the discovery of Hudson's Bay, a number of important hydrographic surveys, meteorological observations, and suggestions for keeping the area out of the hands of the French. "Robson was as yet the longest resident in the Bay to print his observations. With an intimate knowledge of the locality and of the personnel of the Company, he condemned its failure to promote fishing and mining enterprise, and the exploration and development of its interior. The appendix is based on the unpublished journal of Groseillier's expedition to the Bay in 1668-69 by his ship captain Zachariah Gillam." Item #56982

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