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The Resource Mapping a continent : historical atlas of North America, 1492-1814, Raymonde Litalien, Jean-François Palomino, Denis Vaugeois ; translated by Käthe Roth

Mapping a continent : historical atlas of North America, 1492-1814, Raymonde Litalien, Jean-François Palomino, Denis Vaugeois ; translated by Käthe Roth

Label
Mapping a continent : historical atlas of North America, 1492-1814
Title
Mapping a continent
Title remainder
historical atlas of North America, 1492-1814
Statement of responsibility
Raymonde Litalien, Jean-François Palomino, Denis Vaugeois ; translated by Käthe Roth
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Contributor
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In March 1493, Christopher Columbus returned from a long voyage to the west, convinced he had reached India. In truth, an immense continent, then absent from any map, had blocked his path. A formidable barrier separating Europe from Asia, North America became a coveted land, attracting sailors, missionaries, trappers, soldiers and scientists. For three centuries, motivated by the goal of finding a nautical route to the Pacific Ocean and from there the Orient, European explorers surveyed and mapped the large territory, exploring every body of water, from the tiniest bays to the greatest rivers, and pushing deeper into the interior. Three hundred years almost to the day after Columbus's first voyage, Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean "from Canada, by land, 22 July 1793." In 1805, spurred on by Jefferson, the Lewis and Clark expedition crossed the continent from the Missouri-Mississippi delta to where the Columbia River flows into the Pacific Ocean. The continent's measure had been taken. - Publisher
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Cataloging source
YOU
Characteristic
atlas
Dewey number
911/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
G1106.S1
LC item number
L5 2007
Label
Mapping a continent : historical atlas of North America, 1492-1814, Raymonde Litalien, Jean-François Palomino, Denis Vaugeois ; translated by Käthe Roth
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1002/2008378672-b.html
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Publication
Note
  • Translation of: La mesure d'un continent
  • "This book was produced in collaboration with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/cartographicMathematicalDataScaleStatement
  • a
  • Scales differ.
Color
multicolored
Contents
Landing in North America: sixteenth century -- Exploring and mapping North America: seventeenth century -- Conquering North America: eighteenth century -- Crossing North America: nineteenth century
Dimensions
34 cm.
Extent
1 atlas (298 p.)
Isbn
9782894485279
Lccn
2008378672
Other physical details
ill., maps (some colour)
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
atlas
System control number
  • (OCoLC)182551216
  • ucoclc182551216
Type of reproduction
not applicable
Label
Mapping a continent : historical atlas of North America, 1492-1814, Raymonde Litalien, Jean-François Palomino, Denis Vaugeois ; translated by Käthe Roth
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1002/2008378672-b.html
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: La mesure d'un continent
  • "This book was produced in collaboration with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/cartographicMathematicalDataScaleStatement
  • a
  • Scales differ.
Color
multicolored
Contents
Landing in North America: sixteenth century -- Exploring and mapping North America: seventeenth century -- Conquering North America: eighteenth century -- Crossing North America: nineteenth century
Dimensions
34 cm.
Extent
1 atlas (298 p.)
Isbn
9782894485279
Lccn
2008378672
Other physical details
ill., maps (some colour)
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
atlas
System control number
  • (OCoLC)182551216
  • ucoclc182551216
Type of reproduction
not applicable

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