Explorations in northern Canada and adjacent portions of Greenland and Alaska
Canada. Department of the Interior, 1904. Explorations in northern Canada and adjacent portions of Greenland and Alaska. James White, geographer. Scale indeterminate. [Ottawa] 1904.
In 1880 Great Britain, which had explored most of the North American Arctic, transferred its territorial claims to Canada. When Otto Sverdrup, a Norwegian, discovered new territories during his expedition of 1898-1902, Canada realized the importance of confirming its sovereignty in the region. In 1925 Canada claimed all the area stretching north to the pole, but Norway did not give up its claim to the Sverdrup Islands until 1931.
This map shows tracts of expeditions, 1610-1902; and explorations of