The Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, performed in 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper...with an Appendix, containing the Scientific and other Obervations. William Edward Parry.

The Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, performed in 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper...with an Appendix, containing the Scientific and other Obervations.

London: John Murray, 1821. 1st Edition. 4to. Hardcover. xxix, 310 pp, clxxix [Appendices I-IX], complete with 6 maps, including 4 folding, 14 plates. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Rear-Admiral Sir William Edward Parry FRS (1790-1855) led an expedition in 1819 in search of the North-West passage, after taking part in a failed attempt under Capt. John Ross. They got as far a Melville Island where they were frozen in for 10 months. They later turned back, having reached further into the Canadian arctic archipelago than any other explorer, reaching England in October 1820. His account includes lunar and magnetic observations, tide data, and information on health and diseases of the crew. He led two more expeditions in1821 and 1824. An exceptionally good copy of the 1st edition of this landmark voyage in contemporary binding. We have many more books on polar regions; please enquire at anah@xtra.co.nz. Very Good. Item #017485

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