Mapmaker

Mapmaker

Philip Turnor in Rupert's Land in the Age of Enlightenment

Book - 2017
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"As the first inland surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company, Philip Turnor stands tall among the explorers and mapmakers of Canada. Accompanied by Cree guides and his Cree wife, Turnor travelled 15,000 miles by canoe and foot between 1778 and 1792 to produce ten maps, culminating in his magnum opus, a map that was the foundation of all northern geographic knowledge at that time. Barbara Mitchell's biography brings to life the man who taught David Thompson and Peter Fidler how to survey. In her search for Turnor's story, Mitchell discovers her own Cree-Orkney ancestry and that of thousands of others who are descendents of Turnor and his Cree wife."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan :, University of Regina Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9780889775039
0889775036
Characteristics: xxiv, 327 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, plates ; 25 cm

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