Arctic and Northwest Passage

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A chart of North and South America
A chart of North and South America
Printed map. "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. 10 June 1775, by Robt. Sayer & J. Bennett, No. 53 in Fleet Street." Two sheets have been joined in centre. West segment has caption inside lower neat line, "Chart containing part of the icy sea with the adjacent coast of Asia and America." East segment has caption inside lower neat line, "Chart comprizing Greenland with the countries and islands about Baffins Bay and part of Hudsons Bay." Prime meridian: London. Includes text, historical and geographical notes, and "comparitive" tables. Appraiser's note: "This is the top one-third of the John Green ('Bradock Mead' pseud.) map." According to Henry Wagner, The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800, John Green issued "destructive criticism" against Delisle maps of 1750; these "remarks were issued to accompany A New Chart of North and South America..., which was published in his behalf by Thomas Jefferys" (vol. 1, p. 160). Described by Wagner, vol. 1, p. 343: "Engraved map on three sheets published June 10, 1775.... In Jefferys, The American Atlas, London, 1776.... No Delisle geography except the various entrances." Donated by Dr. John Morse, Hamilton, September 1997.
A general map of the discoveries of Admiral de Fonte & others
A general map of the discoveries of Admiral de Fonte & others
Printed map. "By M. De l'Isle". "Longitude from the first meridian in the Isle of Ferro". In upper margin, "Gent. Mag. March & Apr 1754". Includes historical notes.
A general map of the discoveries of Admiral de Fonte & others
A general map of the discoveries of Admiral de Fonte & others
Printed map. "By M. De l'Isle". "Longitude from the first meridian in the Isle of Ferro". In upper margin, "Gent. Mag. March & Apr 1754". Includes historical notes. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
A map of Mackenzie's track, from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea, in 1789
A map of Mackenzie's track, from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea, in 1789
Printed map. "Published 15 Oct. 1801". Shows Great Slave Lake and the Mackenzie River Region. Shows location of various bands of Indians. Accompanies: Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; in the Years 1789 and 1793, London: T. Cadell [and others], 1801. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A map of the North Pole with all the territories that lye near it, known to us &c.
A map of the North Pole with all the territories that lye near it, known to us &c.
Printed map. "By H. Moll Geographer". Includes text. In upper right margin, "2". Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
Allgemeine Uebersicht der von den Capitains Ross Parry und Francklin in den Fahren 1818. 19. 20. und 1821 Gemachten Entdeckungen
Allgemeine Uebersicht der von den Capitains Ross Parry und Francklin in den Fahren 1818. 19. 20. und 1821 Gemachten Entdeckungen
Printed map. Pertains to Arctic explorers Sir John Ross (1777-1856), Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) and Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). For English language version, see RMC_2569.
An outline to shew the connected discoverie of Captains Ross, Parry & Franklin in the years 1818, 19, 20 and 21
An outline to shew the connected discoverie of Captains Ross, Parry & Franklin in the years 1818, 19, 20 and 21
Printed map. "Published as the Act directs March 1823, by John Murray, Albemarle Street London." In lower right margin, "J. Walker Sculpt." Pertains to Arctic explorers Sir John Ross (1777-1856), Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) and Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). For German language version, see RMC_2562.
Arctic discoveries and explorations up to July 1853
Arctic discoveries and explorations up to July 1853
"Facsimile". Shows locations of vessels "Investigator," "Resolute," "Assistance," and "North Star" with extent of provisions at each location. Map covers Prince Patrick Land, Melville Island, Cornwallis, Baring Island, and parts of Prince Albert Land and North Somerset. Includes reference indicating the time period each area was discovered or explored, and by whom. Borders coloured to match reference table. Accompanying map to the Report on the Dominion of Canada government expedition to the Arctic Islands and Hudson Strait on board the D.G.S. Arctic / by J.E. Bernier. Location: Lloyd Reeds Map Collection G 3537 .P3S12 1853 1910 MC17B.
Carte des nouvelles découvertes
Carte des nouvelles découvertes
Printed map. Includes inset map: Extrait d'une carte Japonoise de l'univers apportée en Europe par Kæmpfer et deposée dans le cabinet de feu Mr. Han-Sloane président de la Société royale de Londres. Also includes 2 blocks of text: Extrait de Kæmpfer and Avertissement. In upper right margin, "Suppl. 6e. Carte." Originally published in Diderot and Alembert's Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, published 1777. McMaster has another copy, see RMC_107444. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
Carte générale des découvertes de l'Amiral de Fonte representant la grande probabilité d'un passage au nord ouest
Carte générale des découvertes de l'Amiral de Fonte representant la grande probabilité d'un passage au nord ouest
Printed map. "Par Thomas Jefferys, Géographe du Roi à Londres 1768." "Cette Carte a été traduite par M. de Vaugondy et gravée à Paris en 1772." Visual scale, "echelle de lieues marines de 20 au degré". In upper right margin, "Suppl. 8e. Carte." Probably originally published in Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond d'Alembert's Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, published 1777. McMaster has another copy; see RMC_107446. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
Carte reduite des parties septentrionales du globe, situées entre l'Asie et l'Amerique
Carte reduite des parties septentrionales du globe, situées entre l'Asie et l'Amerique
Printed map. "Par M. Bellin Ingr. de la Marine 1758." Visual scale, "echelle de lieues marines de France de 20 au degré". Prime meridian: Paris. Includes historical notes. In lower margin, "Tome XV. No. 4." Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
Chart of the Northern Passage between Asia & America
Chart of the Northern Passage between Asia & America
Printed map. "Drawn & engraved for Thomson's New General Atlas 1816." "Neele, sculp. 352, Strand." Includes historical notes.
Charte von einem Theile des nördlichen Oceans und von Nordamerica
Charte von einem Theile des nördlichen Oceans und von Nordamerica
Printed map. "Von dem Ritter Lapie Geograph. 1821." Visual scales. Inset map: Perspectivischer plan der Ferrer-Maldonado-Strasse nach der von diesem Seefuhrer entwarfenen Zeichnung.
Discoveries in the Arctic Sea up to MDCCCLIV
Discoveries in the Arctic Sea up to MDCCCLIV
Printed map. "Engraved by J. & C. Walker". Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection... E/800-1854, Volume 10, p.277.
Discoveries of Capts. Ross, Parry & Franklin in the Arctic Regions, in 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821 & 1822
Discoveries of Capts. Ross, Parry & Franklin in the Arctic Regions, in 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821 & 1822
Printed map. Includes 5 views: Iceberg in Baffins Bay; Burnets Inlet Barrows Strait; First view of the Coppermine River; and, Views of the land on south side of Scoresby's Sod [2 views]. Also includes historical notes. In upper right margin, "XLIV". Cartographer uncertain, likely James Wyld, the elder, based on a similar map pictured and described in Mary Javorsk's The Canadian West Discovered (Calgary, Alta. : Glenbow Museum, 1983) map 12, page 28: "The number XLIV in the upper right hand corner of this map by James Wyld suggests it was published with accompanying material." Map content relates to the discoveries of Arctic explorers Sir John Ross (1777-1856), Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) and Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). Donated by Dr. Walter Peace, December 2016.
Recent discoveries in the Arctic Regions
Recent discoveries in the Arctic Regions
Printed map. "Drawn by Jehoshaphat Aspin." "Hewitt, Sculp. St. John's Wood." McMaster has another copy published: London : John Harris, 1833 (see RMC_103102).
Recent discoveries in the Arctic Regions
Recent discoveries in the Arctic Regions
Printed map. "Drawn by Jehoshaphat Aspin." "Hewitt, Sculp. St. John's Wood." McMaster has another copy which lacks date information (see RMC_103103).
The Arctic Regions of North America
The Arctic Regions of North America
Printed map. "By Edwd. Weller, F.R.G.S." "Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 139 Fleet Street". "E. Weller, Lithogr." "Engraved by Edwd. Weller, Duke Street, Bloomsbury." Includes inset, "Continuation of Smith's Sound to the northward on reduced scale." At head of title, there is an illustration which includes the Northern Hemisphere with a banner which reads, "The Dispatch Atlas". According to Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, "The Dispatch Atlas, 1863, [was] itself originally published in the Weekly Dispatch as a part work, 1856-1862, plates later used yet again by Bacon & Co." (vol. 1, p. 240). The map may have been originally published in Cassell's General Atlas (London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, [1860] or [1868]). McMaster has another copy; see RMC_107349. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
The Arctic Regions of North America
The Arctic Regions of North America
Printed map. At head of title, "The Dispatch Atlas". "By Edwd. Weller, F.R.G.S." In lower margin, "Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 139 Fleet Street / E. Weller, Lithogr. / Engraved by Edwd. Weller, Duke Street, Bloomsbury." Includes inset, "Continuation of Smith's Sound to the northward on reduced scale." According to Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, "The Dispatch Atlas, 1863, [was] itself originally published in the Weekly Dispatch as a part work, 1856-1862, plates later used yet again by Bacon & Co." (vol. 1, p. 240). The map may have been originally published in Cassell's General Atlas (London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, [1860] or [1868]). McMaster has another copy; see RMC_107016. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.

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