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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

2nd edition published January 1st 1794

1 map : hand col. outline ; 38 x 67 cm on sheet 56 x 81 cm.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27766
90: Open
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27767
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
573 Item no. assigned by LAC 573
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H2/1-4000/1794 (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 explanation 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, 1794, W. Faden."

Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 573.

On verso upper left corner "48".

Apears to be from Faden's : A New General Atlas of the World.

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

Related materials
For other copies and versions 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 3: H2/1-4000/1808 (copy 2) (NMC 8609) ; Mikan 3838467 (NMC 27767) : MIkan 3839095 (NMC 27769)

Citation / reference note
Kershaw, volume IV, page 131, Entry 1152. Second State
LeGear Entry 6013

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27766.

Subject heading

1. North America - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Bering Strait Region - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. Russian Far East (Russia) - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.
4. Pacific Coast (North America) - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.
5. Cook, James, 1728-1779.
6. Pacific Coast (Asia) - Maps - Early works to 1800.