The Shoe and Canoe or Pictures of Travel in the Canadas


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Title continues: "Illustrative of Their Scenery and of Colonial Life; With Facts and Opinions on Emigration, State Policy, and Other Points of Public Interest." A fascinating account of early travel in Canada. Bigsby was a British army surgeon and geologist posted to Lower Canada in 1818. He was assigned as a medical officer to the British Boundary Commission and toured the region investigating geological resources and surveying the boundary in the Lake Sinclair / Erie region and also the north of Lake Huron. His travel journal makes for interesting reading and includes detailed descriptions of landscape, native peoples and natural history; plates are based on his sketches on location. TPL 1426.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1850
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols. in 1xv, 352, viii, 346 p. 20 cm. 20 plates and 5 maps incl. 2 foldouts. Missing one map (at end of vol. 1). Plate opposite title page is "Village of St Paul." Blue cloth cover, gold and blank impressing, text block edges. Corners slightly bumped, tiny dents in edges. Rebacked with original spine overlaid. Small Montreal bookseller's label - G. Ducharme - on front pastedown. Front free endpaper inscription.

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