Hodgson map, 1791

John Hodgson, a HBC trader at Fort Albany, based this map on information from his fellow traders. For all the distortions of scale and relative location, the map shows the complexities of trade routes leading to Lake Winnipeg in more detail than any of its predecessors. At this date the area between the Albany and Severn Rivers was little explored.

Original map courtesy of Hudson's Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba. HBCA G.2/28