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A map of the discoveries made by Capts. Cook & Clerke in the years 1778 & 1779 between the Eastern coast of Asia and the Western coast of North America, when they attempted to navigate the North Sea. Also Mr. Hearn's discoveries to the north westward of Hudson's Bay in 1772. [cartographic material]. 





Place of creation

United States


M. Carey

1 map : hand col. ; 16 x 27 cm on sheet 27 x 43 cm.

Scope and content

Shows America's Pacific Northwest Coast from the Gulf of California (the Baja Peninsula), New Albion (California) to the Alaskan coast, Prince William Sound and Cook's River. Depicts the Bering Strait, the Aleutian Islands and Russian Kamtchatka. The tracks of Capt. Cook in his ship "The Resolution" and Capt. Clerke in "The Discovery" are shown crossing the North Pacific Ocean from the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) to the coast of Alaska and returning, in 1778 and 1779. The discoveries of Samuel Hearne (1745-92) to the north of Hudson's Bay are depicted, as well as the area where he located the Coppermine River in 1770.

Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27748
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 569
Cartographic material
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569 Item no. assigned by LAC 569
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/1- 4000/[ca. 1814] copy 1

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional information

Longitude west from Greenwich.

"Deg. W. from Philadelphia".

Ms. "57" in upper left margin.

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

Related materials
For other copy of this map see Mikan 3835028 (NMC 9797).

Citation / reference note
Kershaw, Entry 1182, State 3.

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27748.

Exhibitions note
Over the Rockies: The Discovery & Mapping of the Canadian West 1700-1886. An Exhibition held at the The Royal Ontario Museum, March and April, 1956

Subject heading

1. North Pacific Ocean - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Arctic regions - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. Pacific Coast (North America) - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.
4. Cook, James, 1728-1779.
5. Clerke, Charles, 1741-1779.
6. Hearne, Samuel, 1745-1792 - Discovery and exploration - Canada - Maps - Early works to 1800.
7. Northwest, Canadian - Discoveries and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.