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The Papers of The Palliser Expedition 1857-1860

SPRY, Irene M. (ed.)

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Publication Info

  • Publisher: The Champlain Society
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1968
  • Place Published: Toronto
  • ISBN: n/a

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  • Condition: Good
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  • Details:
    The Publications of The Champlain Society XLIV. 825 copies printed, of which this is 238. cxxxviii, 694, xix p. 25 cm. One plate of sketches opposite title page. Folding map in rear pocket. Red cloth hardcover with faded spine. Many pages uncut. Irish-born geographer and explorer John Palliser travelled through Rupert's Land as leader of the British North American Exploring Expedition, covering uncharted regions of the far west between 1857 and 1861. Palliser made a topographical delimitation of the boundary between British North America and the United States, from Lake Superior to the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Palliser's own papers were destroyed in early 20th century and the preface recounts the research required to produce evidence of the journey.