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Stock# 56538
Description

Scarce map of the Polar regions of the Arctic, published in 1822 in Edinburgh.

This fascinating map of the North Pole shows a region still in the process of being discovered. There is little detail in western Canada beyond a few notes such as The Sea according to McKenzie or The Sea according to Hearne. The intended course of William Parry's contemporary search for a passage on the northwest end of the Hudson Bay is marked with a dotted line. The coasts of Baffin Bay are littered with place names. Bering Strait is filled with depth soundings.  

The map includes the following identified discoveries:

  • Alaskan Lands Doubled by the Russians in 1822
  • Lands seen by Scoresby in 1817