"Arctic Regions", Fullarton, Archibald & Co.
Subject: North Pole
Period: 1856 (dated)
Publication: Royal Illustrated Atlas of Modern Geography
Color: Hand Color
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.
Professionally backed with paper to strenthen the damp stained paper and fill loss of upper right blank acorner.