Auction 122, Lot 56

"Arctic Regions", Fullarton, Archibald & Co.

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1856 (dated)

Publication: Royal Illustrated Atlas of Modern Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 18 inches
30 x 45.7 cm

This unusual map of the Arctic features the Northwest Passage discovered by the Irish Captain Robert McClure in 1850-53. McClure was the first man to prove the existence of the Arctic passage to the Pacific. A map of Wellington Channel and Melville Island sits above the polar depiction, which is also surrounded by lively vignettes of Eskimos, seal hunting, a polar bear, walruses, and other scenes of exploration.

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Condition: B

Professionally backed with paper to strenthen the damp stained paper and fill loss of upper right blank acorner.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007

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