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Title:Voyages of Delusion: The Search for The Northwest Passage in the Age of Reason
Price:AUD$19.80 (about USD$13.20)
Item ID:SB00-0106535
Publisher:HarperCollins, London, 2002
Dust Jacket:Good
HarperCollins, 2002, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First

II appendices, list of illustrations and maps, introduction by author, and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing the Arctic region around Canada circa 1580s. The text is illustrated with 51 black and white illustrations throughout the text, and seven maps drawn by John Gilkes. Blue coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), being a reproduction of Ivan Konstantinovichs' painting "The Rescue", on which is superimposed the map "Globe Terrestre" by J. B. Nolin done in 1708, with silver, white and black coloured titles to the front panel and silver, white and pale blue titles to the backstrip. " Based on extensive research, this book explores the adventures and mishaps of the successive voyages, the role of the secretive Hudson's Bay Company whose monopoly gave the control over trading opportunities in the far north, and the increasing interest of national governments and the possibility of a navigable passage." -- front fold over blurb. Minor bumping to the head and heel of the backstrip and browning of the text block edges. Very minor rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and edges. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XX, 468 pages, last page blank,. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; 18th Century; Canada; History. ISBN: 0002571811. ISBN/EAN: 9780002571814. Inventory No: 0106535.
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