Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage From the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper, Under the Orders of William Edward Parry, R. N., F. R. S., and Commander of the Expedition [Bound With] The North Georgia Gazette, and Winter Chronicle


Editorial: John Murray, 1821
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Professional contemporary binding, very attractive. Some minor foxing in body of work, otherwise in excellent condition. Part 1 - 309 pages plus 179 pages of appendices. 4 fold-out maps and 16 illustrations, complete, however one map and one illustration are not located where indicated on list of illustrations. Multiple tables. Part 2 - 132 pages. The first part of this volume is a detailed account of an arctic expedition undertaken by Sir William Parry (1790-1855), English Rear-Admiral and famous Arctic explorer, and his crew in 1819. The purpose of the expedition was to find the Northwest Passage. They sailed through what is now known as Parry Channel, as far west as Melville Island in the modern province of Nunavut. This was the furthest west anyone would sail in the Canadian Arctic until 1850. They were blocked by ice and had to winter on Melville Island for 10 months. While there, a newspaper, called the North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle, was produced to help entertain and inform the crew. The text of this newspaper is reproduced in the second part of this volume. This book is a very attractive and vital piece of the history of Arctic exploration. N° de ref. de la librería 016634

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Título: Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a ...

Editorial: John Murray

Año de publicación: 1821

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

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