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Chart illustrative of the voyages and travels of Captains Ross, Parry, Franklin and Back [cartographic material]. 


[ca. 1840]


London (No172 Strand )

Place of creation



C. Smith

1 map : hand col. ; 26 x 35 cm on sheet 31 x 41 cm.

Scope and content

Map shows the areas of Northern Canada and along the Greenland coast explored by the various captains between 1818 -1840.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27802
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
291 Item no. assigned by LAC 291
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional information

Prime meridian Greenwich.

Map indicates the Arctic circle

#6 appears in bottom right margin.

Includes two legends: "Data" which includes information on when the various captains left England and when they returned and a legend on "Exploration" explaining the various coloured areas on the map. Exploration legend also includes information on Messrs. Dease & Simpson.

Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 291.

From: Smith's new general atlas, containing district maps of all principal empires, kingdoms, & states throughout the world, arranged according to the general treaty signed in Congress of Vienna.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27802.

Subject heading

1. Arctic region - Maps.
2. Canada - Northern Canada - Maps.