General Map of the DISCOVERIES of Admiral DE FONTE & others, BY M. De l'Isle
Map depicts the mythical Northwest Sea Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific as proposed by early navigators. Includes tracks and notes from the voyages of Bernarda, Tchirikow, de Aguilar, de Fuca, Behring, and various discoveries and dates referenced only as Russian. Many notes on map, such as: "In this Inlet is an island with a Mountain like a Pillar"; "Land seen by M. Spanberg in 1728 non frequently by the Russians who fetch rich furs from it."; "A great Tract of Land discover'd in '722 to which the Tzutzy fled when they were pursued by the Risses who have not yet subduded them."
Map of Northern Canada & Russia. Map is heavily distorted, made for a rough georeferenced. Prime Meridian is Ferro. There is some land mass's on the map that do not even exist.
1 map ; 19 x 25 cm
-243.253; -76.215; 34.602; 84.332
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v.24, November 1754. opposite pg. 122
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