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Stock# 43962
Description

Rare map of the North Pacific and contiguous parts of Asia and America, published in the English edition of Muller's seminal work.

Translated from vol. Ill, part I of Muller's Sammlung Russischer Geschichte of 1758. Jefferys, in the preface, takes issue with the maps which were drawn by the French as including too much territory under the name of Canada in order to lay claim to a great part of the continent

if so, we have now the Pleasure to see their Artifices have met a proper Retaliation from an injured Nation, and, instead of gaining by their Encroachments upon others, they have lost all their valuable Settlements, and are themselves drove out of North America, which we have so gallantly and justly purchased by our Swords.

Muller was a scientist under Bering, and his work contains the original account of Bering's polar expedition and of his discovery of the strait which is named after him. It was through this expedition that the westernmost limits of North America were discovered and explored as far south as the present-day Prince of Wales Island.