About Maps

Maps are a valuable source for the study of the Franklin Mystery. Here, they include maps produced by or for the major search expeditions of F.L. McClintock, C.F. Hall, and Frederick Schwatka, and also include several satellite photos from more recent times. The maps drawn by Inuit are very different but no less illuminating than the European maps. In their maps these Inuit informants were less concerned about precise cartographic representations than showing the positioning of destinations in relation to other places and geographic features. Also included are maps by observers of the Franklin story such as the historian Richard Cyriax, who plotted the sites of Franklin evidence discovered on King William Island or adjacent land masses.

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