"A Map Exhibiting Mr. Hearnes Tracks in his two Journies for the discovery of the Copper Mine River… [together with] A Plan of Albany River in Hudson's Bay", Hearne, Samuel
Period: 1796 (published)
Publication: A Journey from Prince of Wales Fort…
Color: Hand Color
Pair of interesting and important maps in the history of Canadian cartography. Hearne's epic journey put a final end to all disputes concerning a Northwest Passage through Hudson's Bay. First is a general map (14.5 x 10.2") showing his travels in the Barren grounds and the discovery of the Coppermine River. Second (13.5 x 10.5") is an interesting little chart showing the mouth of the river with Albany Fort, the Old Factory, Sawpit Island, etc. A notation below the title provides visual navigation aids. Both from the second, Dublin edition.
References: Kershaw #499 & #501.
Minor light foxing toned with pastel.