Chart of the North-West Passage Discovered by Cap.t McClure, H.M.S. Investigator, 1850-1853. Second Edition with Sir E Belcher's Discoveries.
Published by W. & A.K. Johnston. Edinburgh 24th Oct.r 1853.
Engraved map with original colour, scarce. Printed area 320 x 630mm (12½ x 24¾"). Laid on linen as issued, paper toned, left and right ends chipped. A map charting the route of Robert McClure across Arctic America, on one of the expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin, but the first confirmation of a North-West Passage. This second edition has been updated to include the last search for Franklin, headed by Edward Belcher, who had previously compiled the first British survey of Hong Kong.
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