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Antique Prints

Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints pertaining to the exploration of the Arctic.

HMS Assistanc in the ice

Thomas Sewell Robbins HMS. Assistance in the ice 1853

Fine Art
British Paintings in oil
Antique Maps
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A Collection of original antique maps and prints pertaining to

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    “We shall not cease from exploration     And the end of all our exploring
          Will be to arrive where we started    And know the place for the first time.”  T.S. Eliot


The Franklin search: arctic ice nip quartet

Maps relating to Arctic exploration 1 2

The Exploration of the Arctic and Northern Canada

Prologue: Asleep by the frozen sea

Section 1: Samuel Hearne and Fort Prince of Wales

Section 2: Nelson's Farthest North

Section 3: The Search for the Right Whale

Section 4: Cook's Final Frontier

Section 5: The Tragic Voyage of La Pérouse

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