Map of Greenland

    Date
    1818
    Creator - Organisation
    W & D Lizars, Engraver
    After
    William Scoresby (1789 - 1857, British) , Scientist
    Object type
    Library reference
    RCN32515
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 211mm
    width (print): 270mm
    Subject
    Content object
    map
    Description
    Map of the northern Atlantic Ocean and Greenland Sea, centred on Greenland, Iceland and Spitzbergen [‘East Greenland’], extending from Prince William’s Land in the west, to Nova Zembla in the east. Showing the annual extent of polar ice in spring and summer.

    Plate 19 accompanying the paper ‘On the Greenland or polar ice’, by William Scoresby junior, Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society, v.2 1811-1816, pp.261-338 (Edinburgh, 1818). Inscribed above: ‘PLATE XIX Wern. Mem. Vol.II. p.231’. Inscribed below: ‘Engraved by W & D Lizars Edinr.’ The plate is headed: ‘A MAP of EAST & WEST GREENLAND Comprising the Extent of the GREENLAND SEAS and an outline of the POLAR ICE.’

    William Scoresby junior (1789-1857) British Arctic scientist and Church of England clergyman was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1824.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > North America
          > Greenland
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.12355
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