An Account of Six Years Residence in Hudson's-Bay. From 1733 to 1736, and 1744 to 1747.

London: Printed for J. Payne and J.Bouguet, 1752.

Price: $2,500.00


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First Edition. Two engraved folding maps and one engraved folding plan, “Draught of Nelson & Hayes's Rivers.” Advertisement leaf preceding the title. [4], vi, 95, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, spine label renewed. Sabin 72259; Peel 11; Smith 8728; TPL 217; Lande 1418; Streeter 3648; Field 1312; Hill 1477; Bell, p.291; Reese & Osborn, Struggle for North America 14.

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Robson's famous work is among the earliest substantial accounts of the Hudson's Bay Company and region. Robson served as the Surveyor and Supervisor of Buildings to the Company, and this work, based on six years worth of intimate inside knowledge, is a basic source of Company history. "Robson, with a sound knowledge of the locale and of the personnel of the Hudson's Bay Company, condemned the Company for its failure to promote enterprise and development in its lands" - Streeter. The maps illustrate the Nelson and Hayes rivers, plans of the York and Prince of Wales forts, and the Churchill River. A foundation work of Canadiana.