Parry, William Edward

1824

Chart of the Northern Shore of Hudson's Strait

Chart of the Northern Shore of Hudson's Strait with the routes of his Majesties ships Fury and Hecla in search of a North West Passage under the command of Capt. W.E. Parry in the year 1821, and drawn under his immediate inspection by J. Bushnan, R.N., Midshipman and Assistant Surveyor.

DESCRIPTION: A large chart of upper Hudson's Strait from Nottingham Island to Resolution Island. The chart documents the expedition of the vessels Fury and Hecla from 1821-1823 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. Contains the route of the expedition's ships.

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: Hudson Strait

CONDITION: Good  Slight offsetting as is usual with these maps, particularly noticeable at the center. Light age toning commensurate with age. No tears or holes. Three vertical folds; two horizontal folds as issued. Left margin somewhat narrow.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: J. Walker

SIZE: 23 " x 17 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $400


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