From Library Journal
Hayes, a resident of Vancouver, BC, and a map researcher and collector for over 25 years, has produced a unique cartographic documentation of the history of the Pacific Northwest. He has assembled 325 contemporary color maps, ranging in date from 1569 (a Mercator map) to 1919 (a Poole Brothers map) that together trace the discovery, exploration, settlement, and geopolitical evolution of the region now encompassing Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, and the Yukon Territory. The accompanying text discusses colonial rivalries among the Spanish, British, Russians, and Americans; and highlights specific explorers who influenced the course of events. A complete catalog of the maps, with sources, is provided. This fascinating study is highly recommended as a reference tool for all libraries with cartography collections, particularly those with a special interest in the history and heritage of the region.AEdward K. Werner, St. Lucie Cty. Lib. System, Ft. Pierce, FL
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"A beautifully executed achievement that raises the standard for historical atlases." -- The Bloomsbury Review
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"Derek Hayes's book is both a research tool and an adventure story. It should delight scholars and casual readers alike." -- Murray Morgan, author of Puget's Sound
"Destined to become a regional classic." -- The Seattle Times
"This is a beautifully produced book, filled with Northwest history and lore... the kind of volume that invites repeated viewings." -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer