Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833: Ross, John
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Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833

Author(s): Ross, John

Copyright: 1835, A. W. Webster, London
Specifications: 1st, royal 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 740, frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 color lithographs & 21 bw plates, 5 maps (1 fldg), errata page, red speckled edges, vertically grained red lib cloth w/ gilt-lettered spine
Condition: xlib, cloth lightly rubbed, old lib #’s & blindstamp to title page, some offsetting from plates, light foxing, tight (opens nicely), vg+

In 1829 Ross secured command of his second Arctic expedition, this time in the side-wheel steam ship Victory. They sailed past Lancaster Sound to a previously unexplored area of Prince Regent Inlet. There they became stuck in the ice. During their four-year stay, Ross's nephew, James Clark Ross, who was second-in-command and later of Antarctic fame, reached the then location of the North Magnetic Pole. In 1832 Ross and crew abandoned the Victory and walked to find the wreckage of Parry’s ship Fury, abandoned seven years earlier, and its supplies. A year later they were able to use the Fury’s longboat to break out of the ice. They were eventually picked up by HMS Isabella, the same ship Ross had commanded in 1818. This copy includes the Victoria Harbour Chart, which is sometimes missing, but does not include the large folding chart in back, which is also sometimes missing.

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