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Lyon, G. F. (George Francis), 1795–1832

The private journal of Captain G.F. Lyon, of H.M.S. Hecla, during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry : with a map and plates.

London : John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1824.
London : Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars
Physical Description:
xiii, [1] 468 pages, [7] leaves of plates : illustrations, folded map ; 23 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G650 1821 .P25
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Illustrations engraved by Edward Finden; after G.F. Lyon. Map engraved by John Walker.
Printer's statement from verso of half-title.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 42853
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original brown paper covered boards. In brown cloth slipcase.
"Principally devoted to the narration of the peculiarities of the aborigines of the Arctic regions."--Sabin.
Subject Terms:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration.
Discoveries in geography.
Discovery and explorations -- British.
Hecla (Ship)
Hecla (Ship)
Inuit -- Northwest Territories.
Lyon, G. F. (George Francis), 1795-1832 -- Travel -- Arctic regions.
Northwest Passage.
Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790-1855.
Ship captains -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Voyages and travels.
Engravings -- 1824.
Steel engravings -- 1824.
Davison, Thomas, -1831, printer.
Finden, Edward Francis, 1791-1857, engraver.
Murray, John, 1778-1843, publisher.
Walker, John, active 1783-1831, engraver.

  • Plates: Man and Woman of the Savage Islands
  • Oomiak, or woman's boat
  • Snow village
  • Dancing party
  • Eskimaux men of Igloolik
  • Eskimaux women of Igloolik
  • The last appearance of the sun.

Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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