Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the several Naval Officers employed by Sea and Land in Search of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attem: Barrow, Sir John
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Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the several Naval Officers employed by Sea and Land in Search of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attem

Author(s): Barrow, Sir John

Copyright: [c1846], Harper & Bros, NY
Specifications: 8vo, pp.359, illus, gilt-dec brown ribbed cloth
Condition: cloth chipped/worn top/bottom & edges of spine, front/back covers w/ cloth chipped from boards, library bookplate to fep, name, w/o the two maps called for in 1st printing, good

with Two Attempts to Reach the North Pole

Barrow provides a detailed account of the principal British expeditions into the North American Arctic (and Svalbard), including John Ross (1818), David Buchan (1818), William Edward Parry (1819-20, 1821-23, 1824-25, 1827), Douglas Clavering and Edward Sabine (1822-23), George Lyon (1824), John Franklin (1819-22, 1825-27), John Richardson (1825-27), and George Back (1833-35, 1836-37); their scientific achievements, and contributions towards discovery of a Northwest Passage. The last chapter includes criticism of Sir John Ross' second voyage in search of a Northwest Passage (1829-33). Arctic Bibliography 1096.





















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