Auction 96, Lot 57

"The Discoveries of the Expedition under the command of Captain Franklin R.N. Near the mouth of the Mackenzie River And on the Sea Coast East & West A.D. 1825-26", Franklin, John [Rear Admiral Sir]

Subject: Arctic Regions - Canada

Period: 1828 (dated)

Publication: Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea …

Color: Hand Color

50.3 x 26.7 inches
127.8 x 67.8 cm

Scarce polar exploration chart showing the explorations of the ill-fated expedition with wonderful detail. The map covers the discoveries made in the region of the Coppermine River, Great Bear Lake, and the Mackenzie River and Bay. The map was compiled by Lt. E.N. Kendall, assistant surveyor, engraved by J. & C. Walker and published by John Murray. Finely printed on two joined sheets of onionskin paper with attractive later coloring.


Condition: A

Professionally reinforced folds and creases with Japanese tissue and two small areas of in-filled paper. Very fine condition for such a large map on thin paper.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/12/2001