Anian Strait Of

Dr. Ruge says that the name arose through a

misunderstanding of Marco Polo's book (bk. 3, ch. 5). His Ania "is no

doubt the present Anam, but the Dutch cartographers thought that this

land was in north-east Asia, and called the strait that was said to

separate the continents the Strait of Anian." The name appears for the

first time on Gerh. Mercator's famous maritime chart of 1569. =Index=:

(Sir James Douglas era) History of search for, 2; De Fuca's voyage to, 9; Carver's River of

Oregon, 20. =Bib.=: Soph. Ruge, Fretum Aniam; Dawson, Canada.

Angus Richard Bladworth 1831- Born At Bathgate Near Edinburgh Annand William 1808-1892 Born In Halifax County Entered The Nova facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail