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British Admiralty : Chart of the North Polar Sea

Map: POLAR456
 
Cartographer: British Admiralty
Title: Chart of the North Polar Sea
Date: 1849
Published: London
Width: 25 inches / 64 cm
Height: 25 inches / 64 cm
Map ref: POLAR456
Description:
Interesting Admiralty Chart showing the status of Polar exploration up to the mid-19th century. The map was first issued in 1835 but corrected to 1849. There are contemporaneous pencil annotations to the map including notes on Rae's exploration and a mark showing where Franklin wintered in 1845-6 just before his fateful disappearance. SL [POLAR456]