Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.

The Land of Heart's Delight Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island

ISBN: 9781771510158 | 1771510153
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Pub. Date: 9/26/2016

Why Rent from Knetbooks?

Because Knetbooks knows college students. Our rental program is designed to save you time and money. Whether you need a textbook for a semester, quarter or even a summer session, we have an option for you. Simply select a rental period, enter your information and your book will be on its way!

Top 5 reasons to order all your textbooks from Knetbooks:

  • We have the lowest prices on thousands of popular textbooks
  • Free shipping both ways on ALL orders
  • Most orders ship within 48 hours
  • Need your book longer than expected? Extending your rental is simple
  • Our customer support team is always here to help
Shortlisted for a 2014 BC Book Prize
Shortlisted for the 2014 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
Silver medalist for the 2013 BC Historical Federation’s Lieutenant Governor’s prizes for historical writing

Just how, and why, did Vancouver Island get onto the map? How was knowledge of our immediate geography acquired and recorded? With 130 maps, dating between 1593 and 1915, this cartographic history tells the story of how Vancouver Island and the surrounding area came to be mapped. The book shows local cartographic milestones, marking progress in our knowledge through the island’s rich—although comparatively short—recorded history. However, the maps, by themselves and without context, cannot tell the whole story. The accompanying text reveals the motives, constraints, agendas, and intrigues that underpin their making.

The narrative, roughly chronological, begins before the arrival of Europeans and concludes at the outset of the First World War and includes an introduction on the history and significance of map-making, as well as an afterword summarizing subsequent cartographic developments. Also included are an index, endnotes, a list of cartographic sources, and a glossary.

Now in its second printing, The Land of Heart's Delight was short-listed for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice award in the BC Book Prizes, and for the Victoria Butler Book Prize. It also placed second in the BC Historical Federation’s Lieutenant Governor’s prizes for historical writing.

Please wait while this item is added to your cart...