Copy of a map presented to Congress of the United States and to the Lt. Governor of Quebec by Peter Pond, 1785. (National Archives of Canada
/ NMC 8433) Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Athabasca_Region.jpg) accessed 17 November 2018.

Further to the previous post here, this is one of Peter Pond’s maps showing results of his extensive travels throughout the Canadian northwest.  It is acknowledged as “a great cartographical accomplishment, considering his only navigational tool was a compass.”

Surely, such contributions to early knowledge about this extensive region would warrant acknowledgement of Peter Pond’s significance to the history of the fur trade. 

In this light,  it remains inexplicable why Canadian museums were not interested in collecting the pistol described in the previous post.

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