<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

IIIF Actions
Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790–1855

Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry : with an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations.

London : John Murray, Publisher to the Admiralty, and Board of Longtitude, MDCCCXXI [1821]
London : Printed by William Clowes, Northumberland-court,
Physical Description:
[8], xxix, [3], 310, [2], clxxix, [3] pages, [20] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G650 1819 P151+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
View by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN Zc90 +821pa: Bound with The North Georgia gazette and winter chronicle. Bookplate: Bibliothèque de Mr. le comte Riant.
Engravings by William Westall; after Frederick William Beechey and Henry Parkins Hoppner.
Maps engraved by J. Walker.
p. [clxxx]-cccx has separate title page: A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage, in the years 1819-20. Containing an account of the subjects of natural history. London : John Murray, 1824.
Printer's statement from title page verso.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in later half calf and marbled boards. Errata slip inserted. Appendixes No. VIII and IX (and 2 pages of publisher's advertisements) misbound before Appendix VII.
Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms.
Subject Terms:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Botany -- Arctic regions.
Griper (Ship)
Hecla (Ship)
Natural history -- Arctic regions.
Northwest Passage.
Riant, Paul Edouard Didier, comte, 1836-1888 -- Bookplate.
Scientific expeditions -- Arctic regions.
Voyages of discovery
Zoology -- Arctic regions.
Engravings -- 1821.
Aquatints -- 1821.
Brown, Robert, 1773-1858.
Clowes, William, printer.
Murray, John, 1778-1843, publisher.
Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883.
König, Charles Dietrich Eberhard, 1774-1851
Kirby, William, 1759-1850.
Gray, John Edward, 1800-1875.
Westall, William, 1781-1850, engraver.
Beechey, Frederick William, 1796-1856, illustrator.
Hoppner, Henry Parkins, 1795-1833, illustrator.

If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.