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Auction 191, Lot 768

"A Chart of the Nth. West Coast of America, & the Nth. East Coast of Asia, Shewing the Discoveries That Have Been Lately Made in Those Parts", Morse/Gridley

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1804 (circa)

Publication: Morse's Geography

Color: Black & White

11.4 x 7.1 inches
29 x 18 cm
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This chart correctly shows the Alaskan peninsula with the Aleutian Islands named Catherines Archipelago. The map stretches from Kamtschatka to North America with surprising detail in north central Canada. Along the coast numerous place names are located including Cape Flattery, Straits of Juan de Fuca, Queen Charlotte's Island and Montague Island, to mention a few. A British Factory is located by Port Brooks, and Mackenzie's tract of 1793 is delineated from the interior to the Pacific Ocean.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light foxing. The lower left sheet edge has been backed with old paper to repair a few tiny edge chips with minor loss of border.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/8/2023