An account of the countries adjoining to Hudson's Bay, in the north-west part of America : containing a description of their lakes and rivers, the nature of the soil and climates, and their methods of commerce, &c. / shewing the benefit to be made by settling colonies, and opening a trade in these parts ; whereby the French will be deprived in a great measure of their traffick in furs, and the communication between Canada and Mississippi be cut off. With an abstract of Captain Middleton's journal, and observations upon his behaviour during his voyage, and since his return. To which are added : I. A letter from Bartholomew de Fonte giving an account of his voyage from Lima in Peru, to prevent, or seize upon any ships that should attempt to find a northwest passage to the South Sea / II, An abstract of all the discoveries which have been publish'd of the islands and countries in and adjoining to the great western ocean between America, India, and China, &c. ... ; III, The Hudson's Bay Company's charter ; IV, The standard of trade in those parts of America ; with an account of : the exports and profits made annually by the Hudson's Bay Company / V, Vocabularies of the languages of several Indian nations adjoining to Hudson's Bay. The whole intended to shew the great probability of a north-west passage ... / by Arthur Dobbs.

By: Dobbs, Arthur
Contributor(s): Middleton, Christopher | Fuentes, Bartolomé de | Hudson's Bay Company
Language: English Publisher: London : J. Robinson, 1744.Description: ii, 211p. : fold. map ; 26cm.
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