General Chart shewing the track of H.M. SHIPS FURY AND HECLA, on a Voyage for the Discovery of a NORTH WEST PASSAGE.
John Murray. London. 1824.
Black and white map approx. 10 x 23 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 24 inches, folded as issued, with additional fold lines from being refolded into the volume and overall creasing. Light discoloration at left edge entering the image; light foxing / discoloration visible only when holding up to the light; short separation at upper centre of sheet outside the plate mark.
The map, engraved by John Walker, was published in Sir William Edward Parry’s Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage. A fascinating map showing the extent of knowledge of the polar region. The upper tip of Scotland is shown at upper right corner; the island of Iceland is fully charted; the coast of Greenland is largely charted but with some gaps; the Bherings Strait (sic) is partially charted at upper left corner of the map. #56440