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Maps! Charts! We presently have the following:

Item 6001 - Arctic Explorations Map - This colored map (below), copied on high quality paper, indicates the routes of famous expeditions to the Arctic Regions. Included are the routes of McClure (1850-1853), German Expeditions of 1869-1870, Nordenskiold (1878-1879), Delong (1881), Nansen (1893-1896), Sverdrup (1898-1902) Abruzzi (1899-1900), and Peary (1906 and 1909). The map is reproduced in 8 1/2" x 11" format.

Cost: $3.50  To order a copy, Click here!

Item 6002 - The Yukon - This large map (below)  indicates the locations of roads and waterways in the Yukon.  Entitled "Canadian Routes to White River District, Yukon, and to Chisana District, Alaska," the map shows wagon roads, government trails, navigable river routes, Winter routes, rough trails, Winter roads, and road houses. The scale of the map is 16 miles to the inch. The map was originally produced by the Canadian Department of Mines.  The map is reproduced in approximately 18" x 19" format.

Cost: $10.00  To order a copy, Click here!

Item 6009 - The Arctic Ocean  - Two sided wall produced by the National Geographic Society. The first side shows a map of the Arctic Ocean at a scale of 1”= 160 miles. The map includes water depths and labeling of undersea topography, including places such as the makarov Basin, Pole Plain, Fram Basin, Mendeleyev Plain, Chukchi Plateau, Anjou Islands, Spitsbergen, Alaska’s North Slope, Siberia, the Queen Elizabeth Islands, etc. Beside the map is an article entitled “Exploring and Mapping the Seafloor. The other side of the map shows a similar map of the Atlantic Ocean, showing the underwater topography from Iceland and Greenland to Falklands. This map is at a scale of 1” = 503 miles. Also included adjacent to this map is an article entitled “Diving Into Our Past” and a small chart indicating the depth that various submersibles were capable of going. The map was produced in 1989. 20 ¼” x 31 ½” overall (5” x 6 ¼” folded). Excellent condition..

Cost: $7.50  To order a copy, Click here!

Item 6011 - British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon, Canada  - Two-sided wall map of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory produced by the National Geographic Society in 1978. The one side of the map is a map of the three provinces produced at a scale of 1” = 55.2 miles. This map includes many notes indicating points of interest in cities, towns and elsewhere as well as Indian reservations, wildlife reserves, national parks, etc. The northern tip of the Yukon is not included. The second side of the map has three maps – 1) the entire province of Yukon, 2) Victoria and Vancouver, and 3) the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. There is a written description of each province with travel information. The map has some slight tears at the edges at folds. The map measures 27“x 22 1/2 “ overall (5 1/2“ x 7“ folded).

Cost: $6.50  To order a copy, Click here!



Books! We presently have the following books for sale:

Item 6003 - RARE!!!Elisha Kent Kane's 1856 book on Arctic Explorations - This book is entitled Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin 1853, '54, '55 by Elisha Kent Kane, M.D., U.S.N. The book is volume 2 of a two volume set. It was published in Philadelphia by Childs and Peterson (124 Arch Street)  in 1857. The book states it has "upwards of three hundred engravings from Sketches by the Author," including images of animals, icebergs and indigenous peoples as well as a fold-out map of "Mean monthly Isothermal Lines of Baffin Bay." The expedition spent its time on the coast of Greenland above Baffin bay. This volume starts with the date of January 6, 1855 and gives a chronology of this travels and the travails of he and his companions. The book information on equipment, habits of dogs, medical treatment, cooking, the Esquimaux (Eskimo) and their mode of life, and data on the various places the expedition visits. The book includes 18 appendices including items such as "Instructions of the Secretary of the Navy to Passed Assistant Surgeon Kane," "Surveys before abandoning the Brig," "Jounral of a Travelling party inot the Interior eastward from Rensselaer Harbor," "Abstract of the Log-Book," "Meteorological Abstracts," "Observations for Magnetic Dip and Intensity," etc. The is in excellent condition. The brown cover is faded, with the spine being more faded. The abbreviated title and author are embossed on the spine in gold. The covers are embossed with a nautical design, showing a ship in the ice. An inscription reads "Dr. Goodman from his friend R. Honor Wallace." The only damage seems to be to the fold-out map, which is complete, but badly torn. 467 pages. To read a bit more about this expedition click here!

Cost of this rare book: $100; Shipping will be $6.50
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Item 6013 - Eskimo Songs and Music - A Reprint of the article entitled “Songs of the Copper Eskimos,” Vol. XIV, or the Report oft the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-18 by Helen H. Roberts and D. Jennes. The report was published in Ottawa by F. A. Acland, “Printer to the King;s Most Excellent Majesty” Each of the ten songs includes a basic musical score and words in the native language, and an Ebnglish  translation. All are dance songs. The Copper Eskimos lived in the area that is now in the province of Nunavit, Canada. A unique piece of Arctic history and culture.  37 pages.

Cost: $15.00 To order Click here!

Item 6008 - National Geographic’s Alaska – High Roads to Adventure - A collection of well-written and superbly photographed (as only National Geographic can) articles which originally appeared in National Geographic magazine. The articles include “Alaska Highway: Winding Link to the North,” “Glacier-carved Majesty of the Southeast,” “Urban Anchorage, the Wild Aleutians,” “The Vast Interior: A Remote and Lonely Land,” “From the Brooks Range to the Arctic Ocean,”  and “The Northern Giant Comes of Age.” The introduction was written by Gilbert Grosvenor, with contributing authors including William Gray, Noel Grove, Joseph Judge, Fred Kline, and Cynthia Russ Ramsay. The book was published in 1976. The work includes an index and also has the original dust cover. The book is in excellent condition. There are some tears in the edges of the dust cover. 200 pages. 7"x10"

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Item 6012 - National Geographic’s Alaska - A collection of well-written and superbly photographed (as only National Geographic can) articles which originally appeared in National Geographic magazine. The articles include “The Great Land,” “Where Fiords and Forest Meet" (Skagway to Ketchikan),  “Metropolis in the Making (Anchorage, Seward and the Kenai Peninsula), “Westward to Tomorrow" (The Alaskan Islands from Kodiak Island to Kiska), "Between the Great Ranges" (Anchorage to the Yukon River, Denali and Nunival Island), "Adventure in the Arctic" (Nome, Kotzebue, Barrow and Diomede Islands),  and “The Frontier Beyond.” The introduction was written by Gilbert Grosvenor. The book was published in 1969. The work includes an index and also has the original dust cover. The book is in excellent condition. There are some tears in the edges of the dust cover. 208 pages. 7"x10"

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