CARTIER, Jacques COOK, Ramsay
Title: Voyages of Jacques Cartier. University of Toronto Press Edition, 4th Printing paperback
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 2007, ISBN:9780802060006 2007
ISBN Number: 0802060005 / 9780802060006
Seller ID: 82410
(CARTIER, Jacques). The Voyages of Jacques Cartier . With an introduction by Ramsay Cook. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2007). Fourth Paperback Printing. Pp (4),[v]-xli,(11),-177,(3). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, art-illustrated yellow card covers.
Includes accounts of all three of Cartier's voyages (1534, 1535-6, and 1541), as well as Roberval's voyage of 1542-3. Includes a lengthy appendix of documents relating to Cartier and de Roberval, with grants, crew lists (and some lists of their effects), a couple of letters, royal orders, &c.
"Jacques Cartier's voyages of 1534, 1535, and 1541constitute the first record of European impressions of the St Lawrence region of northeastern North American and its peoples. The Voyages are rich in details about almost every aspect of the region's environment and the people who inhabited it.
As Ramsay Cook points out in his introduction, Cartier was more than an explorer; he was also Canada's first ethnographer. His accounts provide a wealth of information about the native people of the region and their relations with each other. Indirectly, he also reveals much about himself and about sixteenth-century European attitudes and beliefs. These memoirs recount not only the French experience with the Iroquois, but alo the Iroquois' discovery of the French.
In addition to Cartier's Voyages, a slightly amended version of H.P. Biggar's 1924 text, the volume includes a series of letters relating to Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval, who was in command of Cartier on the last voyage. Many of these letters appear for the first time in English.
Ramsay Cook's introduction, 'Donnacona Discovers Europe,' rereads the documents in the light of recent scholarship as well as from contemporary perspectives in order to understand better the viewpoints of Cartier and the native people with whom he came into contact." - p.[i].
Very good. 16.00