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Author Name    Heriot, George. Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman.

Title   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 THOSE PROVINCES.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   First Hurtig Edition

Publisher   Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971

ISBN Number    0888300360 / 9780888300362

Illustrator   George Heriot.

Seller ID   28625

602 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red cloth covered boards, black title block with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Original publisher's cardboard slipcase with titling on spine and one side. Black, white & cream illustrations (several fold-out) plus colour fold-out map (collated). Title continues: "To which is sub-joined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian nations of North and South America." "Heriot went to Quebec in 1792 as a civil servant and became deputy postmaster general of Canada in 1799. Until 1816 he remained in Canada, travelling at least as far west as Niagara Falls, perhaps Detroit, and to some extent in the United States, sketching along the way. His legacy - his water-colors and this book, an unsurpassed intimate history of 'the lakes, the rivers, and cataracts, the villages, farm-houses, and townships of Canada'. Although British reviewers of the day were unimpressed by richly detailed descriptions of a mere colony, the extent and precision of Heriot's account is a virtue one hundred and sixty years later. He wrote at length of each of the major waterways in Upper and Lower Canada which were, as James Talman points out in his introduction, 'of first importance in the life of the people as a means of travel and a source of water power'. And his sketches of buildings, particularly in Quebec, are invaluable since many of those buildings were already falling into ruin when Heriot saw them." Very minor wrinkling at top og spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Slipcase has very light edge wear/rubbing, tiny slight puncture on one side, slight bump at top of spine.

Azores,  San  Miguel,  Ponta  Del  Gada,  Pico,  Newfoundland,  Cod,  Eskimo,  Inuit,  Saint  John,  Saint  Pierre  And  Miquelon,  Cape  Breton,  Saint  Lawrence,  Prince  Edward  Island,  Chaleur  Bay,  Gaspe,  Anticosti,  Saguenay,  Malbay,  Kamouraska,  Camourasca,  Ile  Orleans,  Quebec,  18th  Century,  19th  Century,  George  Heriot,  Painters,  Postmaster,  Levi,  Montmorency,  Saint  Charles,  Chadiere,  Island  Orleans,  Cape  Tourment,  Lake  Saint  Charles,  Trois  Rivieres,  Chambly,  Montreal,  Indians,  Native  Peoples,  Sault  Saint  Louis,  Cedars,  Rapids,  Cascades,  Waterfalls,  Long  Sault,  Kingston,  Upper  Canada,  Lower  Canada,  Lake  Ontario,  Quinte,  Toronto,  York,  Burlington  Bay,  Onondago,  Geneee  River,  Niagara,  Queenston,  Chippawa,  Niagara  Falls,  Lake  Erie,  Amherstburg,  Detroit,  Sandwich,  St.  Claire,  La  Tranche,  Thames,  Lake  Huron,  Thunder  Bay,  Michilimakinac,  Lake  Michigan,  Green  Bay,  Saint  Joseph,  Hurons,  Lake  Superior,  Kamanistiua,  Fur  Trade,  Seigneuries,  Colonial  Government,  Officers,  Finance,  Navigation,  Outaouais,  Portages,  Constitution,  Pioneers,  Settlers,  Agriculture,  Farming,  Iroquois,  Peru,  Amazon  River,  Carribs,  Brazilians,  Brazil,  South  America,  South  Americans,  Patagonians,  Vera  Cruz,  Tetons,  Dog-rib  Indians,  Chipeweyans,  Darien,  Panama,  Yucatan,  Mexicans,  Mexico,  Courtship,  Marriage,  Incas,  Baron  De  Saint  Casteins,  Hispaniola,  Paria,  Florida,  Natchez,  Zempoellans,  Superstitions,  Jesuits,  Micmac,  Abinaquis,  Algonquins,  War,  Weapons,  Calumet,  Heiroglyphics,  Fishing,  Beaver,  Caribou,  Buffalo,  Disease,  Medicine,  Funerary  Rites,  Funerals,  New  Grenada,  Language,  Grammar,  Jeune  Lorette,  La  Puce,  Dance,  Costume,  Algonquin  Tongue. 

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