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Chart of the North-West Passage discovered by Capt. McClure, H.M.S. Investigator, 1850-1853 [cartographic material] : from charts prepared at the Hydrographic Office Admiralty] 


24 Nov 1853



Place of creation



W. & A.K. Johnston

Third edition with the Discoveries of the American Arctic Expedition under Lieut. De Haven, Capt. Collinson, 27 August 1851

1 map : hand col. ; 29 x 59 cm on sheet 36 x 69 cm.
Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27815
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Cartographic material
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295 Item no. assigned by LAC 295
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional information

Relief shown by hachures.

Prime meridian west from Greenwich.

Shows ship's routes along the coast.

Includes legend indicating portions of the coast explored in search of Sir John Frnaklin.

Inset: Discoveries of Lieut. De Haven in September 1850 : from the chart of the American Arctic expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. 10 x 8 cm.

Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 295.

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

Related materials
For other copy see: G3517/C6S12/1854/.J6 - H2 (AMICUS No. 17079016) (NMC 15115, 15116 (verso).

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27815.

Subject heading

1. Northwest Passage - Discovery and exploration - Maps.
2. Arctic Coast (Canada) - Discovery and exploration - Maps.
3. Canada - Arctic coast regions - Exploration - Voyages - In search of Sir John Franklin, 1786-1847 - Maps.