A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43: Ross, Captain Sir James Clark
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A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43

Author(s): Ross, Captain Sir James Clark

Copyright: 1847, Murray, London
Specifications: 1st ed, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.lii, 366, frontis, 3 lithos, 1 fldg pan, 7 vignettes, 6 maps (2 fldg), appendices; vII pp.x, 447, 16 ads, frontis, 2 lithos, 12 vignettes, 2 maps, appendices, uncut, blue ribbed cloth w/ gilt illus on cover
Condition: cloth expertly rebacked w/ orig spines, repaired corners, new eps, tipped-in bookplate in ea vol, maps/pan w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good+

Ross’s expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, which ultimately made the first circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent, was the first to force a way through the Ross Sea. He charted 500 miles of the coastline of Victoria Land and discovered Ross Island, Mt. Erebus, and the edge of the Great Ice Barrier (Ross Ice Shelf). He also made the first reasonably accurate estimate of the position of the South Magnetic Pole. It is not atypical to have had this book rebacked due to fragility of the binding. A cornerstone of the Antarctic literature. Scarce.

Conrad pg.61, Meadows 291, Renard 1328, Rosove 276.A1.d, Spence 993.





















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