Preliminary edition map of bylot islands & adjacent channels - june 1965 - revised to may 6, 1966

Nov 25, 2018. 05:59 UTC
Preliminary Edition Map of Bylot Islands & Adjacent Channels  - June 1965 - Revised to May 6, 1966
Ann
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Map of Bylot Island & Adjacent Channels The map measures 42" inches high/tall and 34" wide long. The front of the map along the bottom on the left hand side is written: Preliminary Edition June 1965. Along the bottom in the middle of the map, again hand-written - Bylot Island & Adjacent Channels On the right hand-side is written: PROVISIONAL - Revised to May 6, 1966 7212 Mercator 1:250,000 (Lat 72 50') The back of the map on the upper right-hand edge is handwritten: Mercator Projection (in pencil) BYLOT ISLAND + ADJACENT CHANNELS (IN CAPITAL LETTERS AND IN PEN) The date in brackets (May 1966) in Pencil LAB NINE #16 On the back towards the top in the middle of the map is written in pen in large capital letters: BYLOT ISLAND + CHANNELS There is some yellowing on the map with age, and some creases, and wear to the edges, and some small tears to two of the map corners. Bylot Island lies off the northern end of Baffin Island in Nunavut Territory, Canada. Eclipse Sound to the southeast and Navy Board Inlet to the southwest separate it from Baffin Island. Parry Channel lies to its northwest. At 11,067 km2 (4,273 sq mi) it is ranked 71st largest island in the world and Canada's 17th largest island. The island measures 180 km (110 mi) east to west and 110 km (68 mi) north to south and is one of the largest uninhabited islands in the world. While there are no permanent settlements on this Canadian Arctic island, Inuit from Pond Inlet and elsewhere regularly travel to Bylot Island. An Inuit seasonal hunting camp is located southwest of Cape Graham Moore. Geography: Location - Lancaster Sound Coordinates - 73°16′N 78°30′W Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago Area11,067 km2 (4,273 sq mi) Area rank 72nd Highest elevation1,951 m (6,401 ft) Highest point - Angilaaq Mountain Administration: Canada Territory - Nunavut Region:  Qikiqtaaluk Demographics: Population - Uninhabited

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Found at a local flea market

$50 - $100 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 6 hours
Nov 25, 11:54 UTC
By Klaus

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be diazotype printed sea chart of the area around Bylot Island, dated may 1966. Sea charts are updated constantly, due to the ever changing conditions of the seabed and the dangers for merchant shipping. Most maps are being destroyed as soon as they are outdated. The value of older sea charts is based on the decorative nature of maps, combined with the demand in well populated coastal areas and vice versa. The map in your area possession is both rare and most likely of lesser interest to collectors at the same time. The estimate is based on similar maps sold at auction. "Asking prices" in the trade can be higher and vary.

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