Parry, William Edward

1824

Chart of a part of the North Eastern Coast of America [North]

Chart of a part of the North Eastern Coast of America and its adjacent islands showing the track and discoveries of His Majesties ships Fury and Hecla in search of a North West Passage under the command of Capt. W.E. Parry in the years 1822-23, and drawn under his immediate inspection by J. Bushnan, R.N., Midshipman and Assistant Surveyor.

DESCRIPTION: A large chart of the Melville Peninsula and its adjacent islands, including Amherst, Liddon, and Ormond Islands. The chart documents the expedition of the vessels Fury and Hecla from 1822-1823 led by William Edward Parry to find a Northwest passage to the Pacific. Contains the route of the expedition's ships with Cape Englefield and Cape Hallowell off the Fury and Hecla strait as the western-most point.

Foldout steel engraving from: "Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23, in his Majesty's ships Fury and Hecla, under the orders of William Edward Parry, … ". Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London. January 6th, 1824.

CREATOR: Parry, William Edward

PUBLICATION DATE: 1824

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Canada

BODY OF WATER: Foxe Basin

CONDITION: Good  Slight offsetting as is usual with these maps. Light age toning commensurate with age. No damage. Four vertical folds; three horizontal folds as issued.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: J. Walker

SIZE: 28 " x 22 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 53

PRICE: $450


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