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Fine map of the North Pole and surrounding hemisphere on a polar projection.

Place/Date: London / 1746
$400.
Title: A New & Accurate Map of the North Pole, with all the Countries hitherto Discovered…
Dimensions
40.5 x 38 cm (16 x 15 in)
Identifier
NL-00511
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Excellent map of the North Pole showing northern Europe, Greenland and northern North America, including the Northeast Passage. Explanatory text addresses the Dobbs-Middleton controversy:

“It may be proper to Inform the Curious, that in laying down the Geography of Hudson’s Bay, and the Neighbouring Coasts &c We have consulted, and in some respects followed Capt. Middleton’s Draught; But more particular that of Capt.Smith’s and the Officer of the Furnance Sloop and Discovery Pink from 57 degrees to 67 North Latitude. We have also perused and derived some assistance from a chart of these parts lately published, Dedicated to Arthur Dobbs. The Authorities here referred to, are ye most authentick yet Extant; but the publick is in great Expectation of New Discoveries from th Expedition of the Dobbs Galley and the California which passed by Yarmouth the 31st of May 1746 under convoy of Loo of 40 Guns, on their Voyage to Discover the N.W. passage by Hudson’s Streits.”

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Condition Description

Heavy centerfold with some wear. Upper margin slightly trimmed. Minor offsetting.

References

https://www.rarebooksdigest.com/2014/08/27/exploration-no-discovery-big-dispute/

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