Parry, William Edward

1824

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

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 1821-1822-1823, and drawn under his immediate inspection by J. Bushnan, R.N., Midshipman and Assistant Surveyor.

DESCRIPTION: A large chart of Northeastern America with Repulse Bay as the Western-most point.. The chart documents the expedition of the vessels Fury and Hecla from 1821-1822-1823 led by William Edward Parry to find a Northwest passage to the Pacific. During that expedition Parry explored Repulse Bay and discovered what is now Fury and Hecla Strait. Other geographical features on this chart include Cape Frigid, Duke of York Bay, Frozen Strait, Gore Bay, Ross Bay, and Lyon Inlet.

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; two horizontal folds as issued.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: J. Walker

SIZE: 28 " x 22 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $450


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