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Ross, John, Sir, 1777–1856

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 / by Sir John Ross, C.B., K.S.A., K.C.S., &c. &c., Captain in the Royal Navy ; including the reports of Commander, now Captain, James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S., F.L.S., &c. ; and the discovery of the Northern Magnetic Pole.

Additional Title(s):

Sir. J. Ross's Arctic expedition 1829-1833

Arctic Expedition 1829-1833

London : A.W. Webster, 156, Regent Street, 1835.
[London] : C. Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand, [1835]
Physical Description:
[6], 740 pages, [30] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 31 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G650 1829 .R8+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Spine title, gilt-stamped on publisher's original cloth: Sir. J. Ross's Arctic Expedition 1829-1833.
Engravings by Edward Finden, John Cousen, W. Chevalier, Capt. Ross, William Radcliffe, William Say, James Clark Armytage, J.H. Kernot, James Tibbetts Willmore, W. Read, S. Fisher, Robert Brandard, and W.S. Wilkinson; after J. Brandard and John Ross.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 636
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Imperfect: lacks appendix and leaf of errata which usually follows the Advertisement. Bound in 19th century dark blue Moiré cloth.
Subject Terms:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration.
Eskimos -- Arctic regions -- History.
Natural history -- Arctic regions.
Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Victory (Ship)
Webster, A.W. -- Publisher.
Whiting, C. -- Printer.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1835.
Steel engravings -- 1835.
Mezzotints -- 1835.
Travel literature.
Brandard, John, 1812-1863, illustrator.
Armytage, James Charles, -1897, engraver.
Brandard, Robert, 1805-1862, engraver.
Gavarni, Paul, 1804-1866, engraver.
Cousen, John, 1804-1880, engraver.
Finden, Edward Francis, 1791-1857, engraver.
Fisher, Samuel, active 1830-1855, engraver.
Kernot, J. H., engraver.
Radclyffe, William, 1780-1855, engraver.
Read, W., engraver.
Say, William, 1768-1834, engraver.
Wilkinson, W. S., artist, engraver.
Willmore, James Tibbetts, 1800-1863, engraver.
Whiting, Charles, active 1832-1879, printer.

  • Comparative Chart
  • Elizabeth Harbour
  • Chart drawn by the natives
  • Plan of Felix Harbour
  • Discoveries in the Arctic Regions
  • Victoria Harbour
  • Victory, dismastd in a gale, June 14, 1829
  • Taking possession. Cape Hussard-Grimble Isle-Brentford Bay-Brown's Island
  • Christian's Monument. Hamilton's Bay and Island
  • Andrewross Island
  • Cape Margaret
  • The Victory, finally stopped by the ice Septr 30 1829
  • Felix Harbour
  • Felix Harbour
  • 1st communication, with the natives of Boothia
  • No. Hendon Snow Cottages of the Boothians
  • Ikmalick and Apelagliu
  • Shulanina Tulluachiu. Tiriksiu
  • Umingmak. (Commander J.C. Ross, killing a musk bull)
  • Lady Melville's Lake and Dundas Mountains
  • Grahams Valley
  • Copeland Islands and Sheriff's Harbour
  • The Saumarez River which never freezes in Lat.
  • Tilsons Islands
  • The River Lindsay
  • The Victory, under sail for the last time
  • Somerset House. Fury Beach, North Somerset
  • Somerset House (two sections)
  • (Ground plan of Somerset House)
  • The Victorys' crew saved by the Isabella.

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