Terra Nostra: The Stories Behind Canada's Maps 1550-1950 By Jeffrey S. Murray

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Terra Nostra: The Stories Behind Canada's Maps 1550-1950 from the collection of Library and Archives Canada By Jeffrey S. Murray

4to. pp. 190. profusely illustrated. index. boards. dw. [Sillery, QC]: les editions Septentrion, [2006].


ISBN-10: 2894484534 / ISBN-13: 9782894484531


Terra Nostra celebrates the mapping of Canada, in part by telling the stories of the exceptional individuals who helped to create the maps. Drawn from the rich cartographic holdings of Library and Archives Canada, it spans four centuries - from the portolan charts of the early explorers to recent aerial images of east coast ice floes. Canada's maps provide evidence of our nation's technical accomplishments and offer insight into the development of our geographical knowledge.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the official Atlas of Canada; Terra Nostra provides a beautifully illustrated and timely celebration of the country's cartographic history.