A Map of America, between Latitudes 40 and 70 North, and Longitudes 45 and 180 West, Exhibiting Mackenzie’s Track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan & from thence onto the North Sea in 1789, & to the West Pacific Ocean in 1793
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Before Lewis & Clark: map of Mackenzie’s expedition across North America
This map plots the routes of Mackenzie’s two famous voyages, with extra detail about native tribes. The first voyage, in 1789, followed what is now named the Mackenzie River, which flows from the Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Mackenzie’s predecessor with the North West Company, Peter Pond, had observed the great river flowing west from the lake and the many other tributaries that fed the river, and suspected it as a possible water route to the Pacific. Mackenzie followed up on Pond’s suggestion, and traveled the river to its mouth on the Arctic Ocean.
Fairly worn along the folds, especially the centerfold; various blemishes, including some foxing and a chipped, but not affecting map image.