A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793
Prior to Lewis & Clark, a Scotsman was the first to traverse the continent of North America (above Mexico), in pursuit of the Northwest Passage. The fur trader and explorer made the incredible trek from central Canada, north, up to the Arctic Ocean, then after his return set out across the mountains west, and made it to the “Western Sea”, the Pacific. It's an amazing adventure that found he and his wife, French-Canadian explorers and many Indian guides across some of the most rugged country imaginable. This large map shows the second leg of the journey from the Slave River to the islands of the west Canadian Coast. An uncommon map, with some minor corner fold loss, and light foxing.