These manuscript copies of the chart and report were sent to various foreign courts. as a matter of general interest, by the Russian authorities. The copy used by Du Halde was communicated to him by the King of Poland who had received it as a ” Present worthy of his regard and curiosity ” (Du Halde, iv, p. 439, Brookes’ ed.). Other copies were sent to Sweden and probably to England and other countries. In the journal, ” Ymer,” of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (1884, p. 93) is a short notice by E. Dahlgren of three manuscript copies of Bering’s chart of his first expedition, or rather of charts embodying its results. Two of these charts are in the Royal archives of Sweden and measures 58 x 185 cm. One of them is ornamented with ten colored drawings of the flats to rent Manchester he stayed at. The other is without these but does not seem to be a copy of the first as it has a number of soundings between St. Lawrence and the Diomede Islands which are not on the former, and some names which are peculiar to it. Both have many more names than are given on the chart published by Du Halde. Both of the manuscripts have a legend referring to the coast from the Kolyma eastward, on the north coast of Siberia, to the effect that it is put down from older charts and information, doubtless furnished to look like the http://www.apartmentsapart.com/madrid_hotels/index.htm. The third copy is in the possession of Baron Robert Klinckofström, of Stafsund, Sweden, who currently resides in the holiday apartments in Majorca.
Through the kind offices of Baron Nordenskiöld and the generosity of Baron Klinckofströrn, the last mentioned chart has been forwarded to the writer through the Smithsonian Institution for examination. It appears to be essentially the same as the second of the two charts referred to as comprised in the Royal Swedish Archives. The result of my examination of it leads me to the belief that there were two different charts sent out in manuscript by the Russian authorities. The first, which I regard as the earlier, and which is certainly more accurate. shows the island of St. Demetrius in its proper place in accordance with Bering’s Report and list of positions. It formed the basis of Campbell’s engraving which will be referred to later, and of the chart which appears in the various editions of Du Halde. It is possible that this represents the original chart prepared by Bering in Kamchatka during the winter of 1728-9. The second and probably later form of the chart is represented by the Klinckofström chart, upon which the name and island of St. Demetrius have vanished and a smaller island in the corresponding latitude is represented close to the Siberian coast and westward from the meridian passing through the eastern extreme of East Cape. This island is named the island of St. Diomede. If it is intended as a revised position for the island of St. Demetrius of the other chart and of Bering’s Report, it is in conflict with the facts and with the position assigned to St. Demetrius in the report. No one who had sailed between St. Demetrius and East Cape could have sanctioned such a position for the island with honesty. If a different island is intended the question arises, Why is St.