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ID Number: 131
Canada
Pond, Peter Gentleman's Magazine
1790
$285.
This map is based on Peter Pond's travels while a part of the Northwest Company and information from native sources, along with a liberal helping of wishful geography. The map shows a water route from the western end of Lake Superior to both the Pacific and Arctic Oceans with only a few short portages. The map appeared in the March 1790 edition of Gentleman's Magazine, and is labeled so in the upper right corner.

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ID Number: 144
Mackenzie's Voyages
Mackenzie, Alexander
1801
$4500.
This first edition volume of Mackenzie's first crossing of the North American continent is one of the most important accounts in the history of western exploration. The first section is 132 pages of a history of the North American fur trade. The next section is 411 pages and is an account of his epic multi-year journeys across Canada to the Arctic and Pacific. The book is rebound in rich maroon calfskin leather with gold embossed lettering and raised bands on spine. The maps have been disbound and are in individual mylar sleeves. The frontispiece is an attractive portrait of Mackenzie. ***** Map #1 is A Map of America… exhibiting Mackenzie's Track. It measures 17.25 x 30.25. The routes are outlined in colors. Map # 2 is A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea in 1789. It measures 23.25 x 21.5. Map # 3 is A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793. It measures 21.75 x 23.5.

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