“Hap Wilson is one of Canadas foremost canoe instructors and guides.
If you can, take one of Hap and Andreas canoeing courses at their Eco Lodge at Cabin Falls on the Lady Evelyn River in Temagami.This paddling, photographic and culinary experience will amaze you!
Author, artist, trail builder, mapmaker Hap wears many hats. But it is most likely you’ve met him figuratively by being guided down some river using one of his beautifully illustrated guidebooks. The Dumoine River was his second guidebook..
Hap presents us with a unique auction item here .
You have a chance to buy one of the last two artists proofs he created for the cover of this thirty five year old (now out of print) guidebook.
Hap and Andrea and friends return to the Dumoine often to help with the trail or simply to enjoy the Dumoine in all seasons”
After the huge success of the Temagami Canoe Route guidebook in 1978, Hap Wilson ventured beyond the normal parameters of nature writing and produced his first river guide in 1987. “Riviere Dumoine, a comprehensive guide for the adventuring canoeist” went into great detail in describing each rapid and portage location by his now trademark art maps. The guidebook was later incorporated into a broader guidebook, “Rivers of the Upper Ottawa Valley”. This premier river guide is still the go-to resource for running the river. The cover art on the now “vintage” guidebooks was very popular. As an artist, Wilson makes several test-runs for cover design in order to get the colour and design right. These are known as ‘artist proofs’ and valued for their imperfections and uniqueness. The vintage books have become collector items.
Commercial Retail Value: $200. Each unframed, 81/2” X 11” signatured and numbered.
*Note: these are prints and not original etchings.
Start bid: $50. Each
Contact Information: www.hapwilson.com website. Instagram: @hapwilson1951
The winners of the bid will be put in touch with Hap and he will arrange shipping at your expense from Rosseau On.