Norton map, 1760

Moses Norton, a HBC trader at Fort Churchill, questioned Indians about their homelands when they came to trade. On the basis of their accounts and sketch maps he drafted a remarkably comprehensive map of northern Canada. The map shown here, a re-oriented and amended version of the original, suggests the identity of many geographical features.

Maps in High Resolution
Norton Redrawn Norton Full Original
Original map courtesy of Hudson's Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba. HBCA G.2/8