Published as the Act directs March 1823 by John Murray, Albermarle Street London.
Engraved map. 515 x 240mm, 20¼ x 9½". Edges toned and chipped.
A map from John Franklin's 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22'. It shows the route of the Coppermine Expedition from Ile à la Crosse in present-day Saskatchewan to Fort Providence on northern Great Slave Lake in present-day Northwest Territories, Canada. Cartographic elements include lines of latitude and longitude, names of topographical features, geological notations, dates, comments on game, and locations of native American tribes. Poor planning and harsh weather led to the loss of eleven out of twenty members of the expedition, accusations of cannibalism and Franklin's nickname of 'the man who ate his boots'.
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