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Creator:
Ellis, Henry, 1721-1806, author.
Title:
A voyage to Hudson's-Bay : by the Dobbs galley and California, in the years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a north west passage; with an accurate survey of the coast, and a short natural history of the country : together with a fair view of the facts and arguments from which the future finding of such a passage is rendered probable / by Henry Ellis, gent., agent for the proprietors in the said expedition ; to which is prefixed, an historical account of the attempts hitherto made for the finding a passage that way to the East-Indies ; illustrated with proper cuts, and a new and correct chart of Hudson's-Bay, with the countries adjacent.
Published/Created:
London : Printed for H. Whitridge, at the Royal Exchange, MDCCXLVII [1748]
Physical Description:
xxviii, 336 [i.e. 344] pages, [9] leaves of plates, (4 folded) : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm (8vo)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G650 1746 E47 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
G650 1746 E47 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Page iv misnumbered vi and pages 89-96 repeated.
Some of the plates engraved by James Mynde.
Signatures: A⁸ a⁴ b² B-G⁸ [G]⁴ H-Y⁸.
Map (16 x 44 cm) has title: A new chart of the parts where a North West Passage was sought in the years 1746 and 1747 : exhibiting the track of the ships throughout that expedition / by Henry Ellis.
Sabin, 22312
ESTC, T145975
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is a large paper copy (24 cm) Bound in later three-quarter red morocco and red cloth.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in contemporary mottled calf. Armorial bookplate: Westport House.
Subject Terms:
California (Ship : 1746-1747) -- Early works to 1800.
Dobbs Galley (Ship) -- Early works to 1800.
Hudson Bay -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
Hudson Bay -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
Westport House -- Bookplate.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1748.
Subscriber's lists.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Maps.
Contributors:
Mynde, James, 1702-1771, engraver.
Whitridge, Henry, publisher.
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