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Chart of the arctic regions [cartographic material] from the Admiralty surveys.


[ca. 1853]



Place of creation



James Wyld

1map : hand col. ; 39 cm in diam on sheet 42 x 49 cm.

Scope and content

Maps shows Arctic exploration by various British Explorers.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27793
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 294A
Cartographic material
90: Open
710 Item no. assigned by LAC 294A
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/800/[1853] copy 2

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional information

Meridian of Greenwich.

"Published by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen and H.R.H. prince Albert, Charing Cross East London".

"To Lady Franklin: This sketch is dedicated by her obliged and obedient servant James Wyld".

Includes a colour coded reference list of explorers.

"58A" appears in bottom right corner.

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 editions see Mikan 3819946 (NMC 27792) ; AMICUS No 28938758 (NMC 197197)

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27793

Exhibitions note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, April 1958 entitled "Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" showcasing MacDonald's Collection.

Subject heading

Arctic regions - Exploration - Routes - Maps.