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Robson, Joseph
An account of six years residence in Hudson's-Bay from 1733 to 1736, and 1744 to 1747 / by Joseph Robson, late suveyor and supervisor of the buildings to the Hudson's-Bay Company ...
London : Printed for J. Payne and J. Bouquet in Pater-Noster-Row : Mr. Kincaid, at Edinburgh : Mr Barry, at Glasgow : and Mr. J. Smith, at Dublin, MDCCLII [1752]
Physical Description:
[4], vi, 84, 95, [1] pages, [3] folded leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F1060.7 .R63 1752
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"Containing a variety of facts, observations, and discoveries tending to shew, I. The vast importance of the countries about Hudson's-Bay to Great-Britain, on account of the extensive improvements that may be made there in many beneficial articles of commerce, particularly in the furs and in the whale and seal fisheries, and, II. The interested views of the Hudson's Bay Company, and the absolute necessity of laying open the trade, and making it the object of national encouragement, as the only method of keeping it out of the hands of the French ; to which is added an appendix ... ; the whole illustrated, by a draught of Nelson and Hayes's Rivers, a draught of Churchill-River, and plans of York-Fort, and Prince of Wales's Fort."--Continuation of title page.
Signatures: [pi]² a⁴(-a4) B-F⁸ G², ²a⁸ b-f⁸.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 72259
English short title catalogue, T100417
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks 2 maps; has 'A draught of Churchill River' only (frontispiece). Bound in contemporary brown speckled calf; rebacked. Armorial bookplates: Robert Shafto of Benwell Esqr.; William Adair Esq.
Subject Terms:
Adair, William -- Bookplate.
Churchill River (Sask. and Man.) -- Early works to 1800.
Hudson Bay -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
Hudson's Bay Company -- Early works to 1800.
Nelson River (Man.) -- Early works to 1800.
Northwest, Canadian -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Northwest, Canadian -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Northwest, Canadian -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Shafto, Robert -- Bookplate.
Engravings -- 1752.
Jefferys, Thomas, -1771, engraver.
Payne, John, -1787, bookseller.
Bouquet, J., bookseller.
Kincaid, Alexander, 1710 or 1711-1777, bookseller.
Barry, John, active 1744-1748, bookseller.
Smith, John, active 1719-1758, bookseller.

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