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Manby, George William, 1765–1854

Journal of a voyage to Greenland, in the year 1821 : with graphic illustrations / by George William Manby, Esq.

London : Printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker, 13, Ave-Maria Lane, MDCCCXXII [1822]
London : Printed by William Clowes, Northumberland-Court
Physical Description:
viii, 143, [1] pages, [21] leaves of plates (2 folded) : illustrations, map ; 30 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G740 .M36 1822+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Lithographs by James Duffield Harding. Printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel.
Printer's statement from title page verso.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 44195
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in brown half calf and marbled boards. Armorial bookplate: Frances Mary Richardson Currer.
Account of the Ship Baffin's Voyage with Captain Scoresby. The main purpose of the voyage was to test a new harpoon design by Scoresby. The voyage took them first to Spitzbergen, along the coast of Greenland, to Iceland and then home.
Subject Terms:
Currer, Frances Mary Richardson -- Bookplate.
Glaciers -- Greenland.
Greenland -- Description and travel.
Harpoons -- History.
Natural history -- Greenland.
Scoresby, William, 1760-1829.
Voyages and travels.
Whaling -- Great Britain.
Whaling -- Greenland.
Lithographs -- 1822.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1822.
Wood engravings -- 1822.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
G. and W. B. Whittaker, publisher.
Clowes, William, printer.
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph, 1789-1850, printer of plates.
Harding, James Duffield, 1798-1863, lithographer.

  • Plates: General map of the Polar Ice in the Greenland Sea
  • Piece of ice with stalactite
  • Heavy ice with ice blink
  • Stream of ice
  • Hummoch resembling a temple
  • Sailing ice
  • Hummock of ice resembling a bear
  • Remarkable piece of ice resting on columns
  • Fragment of an ice berg
  • Striking a whale with third harpoon
  • Close packed ice
  • A boat going on the tail of a fish
  • A whale upsetting a boat
  • Floe of ice
  • Field of ice with water blink
  • Direct lead through patch ice
  • Lancing the whale
  • Compact patch ice
  • A bear attacking a boat
  • Larus Parasiticus or Arctic Gull
  • Beeringberg from N.E. of Jan Mayne.

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