1851, English, Government publication, Map, Single map edition: A chart of the cruise of the American Arctic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin : in the years 1850 & 51 : fitted out by Henry Grinnell of New York ... [and others] / compiled by P.M. Geo. P. Welsh, U.S.N. ; under the direction of M.J. Maury, A.M. Lieut. U.S. Navy ; from materials in the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography, Commodore Lewis Warrington, chief of bureau ; eng. by Sherman & Smith, N.Y. Welsh, George P., -1860.

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Physical Description
  • 1 map : color, mounted on cloth backing ; 60 x 64 cm, folded in cover (separate panels) 21 x 14 cm.
Published
  • [Washington, D.C.?] : United States Hydgographical Office, [1853]
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • A chart of the cruise of the American Arctic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin : in the years 1850 &​ 51 : fitted out by Henry Grinnell of New York ... [and others] /​ compiled by P.M. Geo. P. Welsh, U.S.N. ; under the direction of M.J. Maury, A.M. Lieut. U.S. Navy ; from materials in the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography, Commodore Lewis Warrington, chief of bureau ; eng. by Sherman &​ Smith, N.Y.
Creator
  • Welsh, George P., -1860.
Other Creators
  • Sherman &​ Smith (engravers.)
  • Grinnell, Henry, 1799-1874, (cartographer (expression))
  • United States. Hydrographical Office (publisher.)
  • Sherman &​ Sherman (engravers.)
Published
  • [Washington, D.C.?] : United States Hydgographical Office, [1853]
Content Types
  • cartographic image
Carrier Types
  • sheet
Physical Description
  • 1 map : color, mounted on cloth backing ; 60 x 64 cm, folded in cover (separate panels) 21 x 14 cm.
Series
Subjects
Time Period
  • 1850/​ d/​18 51H
Map Data
  • Scale approximately 1:2,500,000 at latitude 70°N (W 100°--W 40°/​N 78°--N58°)
Notes
  • Differs from Fillmore map collection item No. 111 primarily in hand coloring. The present map (No. 115) is hand colored blue only on small coastline sections where extensive shore examinations were undertaken and where verbal interviews of native Inuit residents were made. The present map does not have an added legend slip affixed. Otherwise the printed base maps are identical.
  • Handwritten map identification statement and personal name signature on title panel (verso): No. 115. Arctic Ocean, in search of Sir John Franklin, 1850-51, Millard Fillmore.
  • Handwritten map identification tab affixed to other title panel (verso): Arctic Ocean in search for Sir John Franklin 1850-51, No. 115.
  • Shows the ship routes followed by the John Franklin Arctic Expedition of 1846-1861 in the eastern Canadian Arctic islands and along the western coast of Greenland; also shows wind direction indicators along the route lines.
  • Hand colored to emphasize coastlines and intensive coastline search areas.
  • When affixed to the cloth backing the map sheet was sectioned to 15 separate panels to enable folding.
  • LC sheet imperfect: Has a dark-stained legend label affixed to recto; rubber-stamped on recto below legend label "Disturnell &​ Schroeter, 'Geographical Rooms', 179 Broadway, New York"; sheet hemmed by pink fabric.
  • Includes text by M.J. Maury, explanatory note, and U.S. Hydrographical Office insigne at head of title.
  • Handwritten map identification statement and personal name signature on title panel (verso): No. 111. Arctic Ocean, in search of Sir John Franklin, 1850-51, Millard Fillmore.
  • Handwritten map identification tab affixed to other title panel (verso): Arctic Ocean in search of Sir John Franklin 1850-51, no. 111.
  • Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Language
  • English
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