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Franklin Search Chart | An exceedingly rare Arctic map

Franklin Search Chart | An exceedingly rare Arctic map

Franklin Search Chart | An exceedingly rare Arctic map

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Franklin Search Chart

Discoveries in the Arctic Sea Up to MDCCCLIV. London: Published according to act of Parliament at the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, 20 January 1855

Lithographed folding chart (990 x 1185 mm). Hand-colored in outline, 8 vertical folds, 6 horizontal folds; chipped at upper left corner, separating along two folds, earlier separations repaired, restoration to two panels on the verso, a few short closed tears, toned, stray spots at foot. Housed in a blue quarter morocco clamshell box.

Portions of coasts explored in the search for Sir John Franklin, the expeditions of which ultimately led to the discovery of the Northwest Passage.

Exceedingly rare. We can trace only two records of another copy of this chart offered at auction in ABPC and RBH.

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