Mapmakers' Legacy : Nineteenth Century Nova Scotia Through Maps. First Edition, Signed

By: DAWSON, Joan

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DAWSON, Joan. The Mapmakers' Legacy : Nineteenth Century Nova Scotia Through Maps. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (2007). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-152. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. Triple column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated cream card covers with black and white lettered blue and maroon title blocks to front cover and spine. Joan Dawson (b. 1932 London, England) teacher, geographer, and cartographic historian. The publisher's launch of this book was on June 28, 2007 at the Halifax Memorial Library."Following the path first charted by 'The Mapmaker's Eye', in which Joan D awson examines the development of early Nova Scotia through maps, 'The Mapmakers' Legacy' carries on, plotting the province's growth through the careful examination and analysis of maps from the nineteenth century. An exciting time in Nova Scotia's history, the nineteenth century saw the first serious attempts to gain knowledge of the entire province, its resources and itsinhabitants. Early in the century, maps reflect the settlement that was st ill taking place, the roads being built to link the settlements , the increasingly sophisticated defenses under construction, and the attempts to identify the resources on which development would depend. In the second half ofthe century, the maps begin to change; suddenly, they depict the developme nt of industries, the establishment of railways and shipping lines, and thegrowth of towns where enterprising manufacturers and merchants were settin g up business. The mapmakers of the nineteenth century have indeed left us with a one that Joan Dawson uses skillfully to trace developments in our province that today are so easily taken for granted. " - from the rear cover.Contents: 1. Surveying the Scene: The Mapmakers; 2. Selling the Scene: Pri nters and Publishers; 3. Getting Around: Roads, Bridges, and Ferries; 4. Natural Resources: Minerals, Wood, and Water; 5. New Developments: Canals andRailways; 6. Defending the Empire: Military Maps; 7. Charting the Coast: P orts and Harbours (pp.98-113); 8. Establishing the Population: Surveys of Settlements; 9. Maps and the Marketplace: Commercial City and Town Maps. Very good. Signed, with inscription, by Dawson on the title page. 35.00

Title: Mapmakers' Legacy : Nineteenth Century Nova Scotia Through Maps. First Edition, Signed

Author Name: DAWSON, Joan

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Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:9781551096070:

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