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Map of the British Franklin Expedition

Map of the British Franklin Expedition

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Map of the Franklinischen Catastrophe, (the British Franklin Expedition in search of the Northwest Passage in 1845, and information from a book about Eskimos, From As an Eskimo among the Eskimos. A description of the experiences of Schwatka'schen Franklin-prospecting expedition in the years 1878-80. Published in 1881. In 1845, Franklin sailed from England with an expedition of 128 men to Canada in search of a Northwest Passage. His ships, the Terror and the Erebus, became trapped in ice, and the desperate, freezing and starving survivors resorted to cannibalism.

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