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Chart of the N.W. coast of America and the N.E. coast of Asia, explored in the years 1778 and 1779 [cartographic matieral] / 





Place of creation



Wm. Faden, geographer to the King, Charing Cross

2nd. ed., published January 1st, 1794

1 map : hand col. outline ; 39 x 67 cm on sheet 51 x 81 cm.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27767
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
579 Item no. assigned by LAC 579
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H2/1-400/1808 copy 1

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional information

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings.

Longitude from the meridian of Greenwich.

Includes explaination legend showing the routes of ships.

Following appears below title: "Advertisement: The interesting discoveries made by British and American ships, since the first publication of this chart in 1784. Together with the Hydrographical materials, lately procured from St. Petersburg and other places have enabled Mr. De la Rochette to lay down the numerous improvements which appear in the present edition, Charing Cross, January 1st, 1808, W. Faden."

Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 579.

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

Related materials
For other other copies and states see: State 1: H2/1-4000/1784 (copy 1) (NMC 14122 ); State 1: H2/1-4000/1784 (copy 2) (NMC 24866) ; State 1: H2/1-4000/1784 (copy 3) (NMC 10833) ; State 1: H2/1-4000/1784 (copy 4) (NMC 6294) ; G/1015.F5/1788 #35 (NMC 133253) State 2 Mikan 3839572 (NMC 27766) ; State 3: 1: H2/1-4000/1808 (copy 2) (NMC 8609) ; Mikan 3839095 (27769)

Citation / reference note
Kershaw, volume IV, page 165, Entry 1192, Third state.
LeGear, Entry 6010, no 45.

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27767.

Subject heading

1. Cook, James, 1728-1779.
2. North America - Discovery and exploration - Maps.
3. Bering Strait Region - Discovery and exploration - Maps.
4. Russian Far East (Russia) - Discovery and exploration - Maps.
5. Pacific Coast (North America) - Discovery and exploration - Maps.