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Historical maps: Arctic (BAnQ)

Historical maps: Arctic (BAnQ)

Corpus of fifteen old maps dating from the 17th to the 20th century. These documents bear witness to the Arctic expeditions and explorations carried out by several generations of European explorers in search of the Northwest Passage. These documents reflect the advancement of knowledge of the Arctic coastline of North America. The information on these maps is based among other things on the discoveries of Martin Frobisher, William Baffin, etc.

Subjects: Northwest Passage, Maps, Hudson Strait, Greenland, Davis Strait, Circumpolar Arctic, Cartography, Canadian arctic, Baffin bay, Arctic archipelago

  • Type of access
    • Free - Open Access
  • Domain
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
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