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Creator:
Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856.
Title:
A voyage of discovery : made under the orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's ships Isabella and Alexander, for the purpose of exploring Baffin's Bay, and inquiring into the probability of a north-west passage / by John Ross, K.S. Captain Royal Navy.
Published/Created:
London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1819.
Physical Description:
[4], xxxix, [1], 252, cxliv p., [29] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G650 1818 R67+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Illustrations by Daniel Havell, Robert Havell, J. Walker and Thomas Lewin; after Alexander Motz Skene, Sir John Ross, Henry Parkins Hoppner and J. Stevenson Bushnan.
Printed by W. Clowes, Northumberland-Court, Strand.
"A second edition in two volumes was published by Longmans in the same year at ℓ1.1s in boards, without most of the illustrations. A French edition was published in Paris, 1819; German edition, Jena, 1819, and Leipzig, 1820; and a Dutch edition, The Hague, 1821. Ross's 'Narrative of a second voyage in search of a North West Passage', was published in 1835"--Cf. Abbey.
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 634
National Maritime Museum. Library. Voyages and travel. V. 1. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1968, 818
Appendixes, of scientific observations and reports, cxliv p. at end.
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in half morocco. Has armorial bookplate of George Giles.
Subject Terms:
Alexander (Ship)
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Baffin Bay (North Atlantic Ocean) -- Discovery and exploration.
Clowes, W. -- Printer.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1819.
Giles, George -- Bookplate.
Holland House -- Bookplate. (bein)
Isabella (Ship : 1818-1834)
Murray, J. -- Publisher.
Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Stipple engraving -- Specimen -- 1819.
Form/Genre:
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- 1819.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1819.
Contributors:
Skene, Alexander Motz, ill.
Hoppner, Henry Parkins, 1795-1833, ill.
Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856, ill.
Bushnan, J. Stevenson (John Stevenson), 1808?-1884, ill.
Havell, Daniel, d. 1826?, engraver.
Havell, Robert, d. 1832, engraver.
Walker, J., engraver.
Lewin, Thomas.
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