Dobbs map, 1744

Arthur Dobbs prepared this map for his book opposing the trading monopoly of the HBC. He castigated the company for not exploring more aggressively, affirmed that a water passage would be found from Hudson Bay to the Pacific, and identified a hypothetical sea in northern Québec, a route from the Atlantic to Hudson Bay. Dobbs was right in one sense: there was little precise knowledge of the northern continent.

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Original map courtesy of Toronto Public Library (TRL), Arthur Dobbs. An account of the countries adjoining to Hudson’s Bay, in the north-west part of America.... London, 1744.