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From Edinburgh to the Antarctic: An Artists Notes and Sketches During the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93

William Gordon Burn Murdoch

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 1108048242 / ISBN 13: 9781108048248
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Title: From Edinburgh to the Antarctic: An Artists ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Paperback. 384 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.Scottish artist W. G. Burn Murdoch (1862-1939) joined a whaling expedition to Antarctica that left Dundee in 1892. He was on board the barque Balaena, the largest of the ships in the group, and under the command of Captain Fairweather. They were searching for the valuable Bowhead whale, which had been sighted on Ross 1839-43 Antarctic expedition. Although unsuccessful at achieving this aim, the ships returned in 1893 loaded with seal pelts. First published in 1894, this is Murdochs account of the expedition, illustrated throughout with his sketches. He documents each stage of the voyage, and describes living conditions on the Balaena. His illustrations include scenes such as the Ships departure and ice landscapes, as well as focusing on the daily work of the crew. The Ships naturalist, William S. Bruce (1867-1921), wrote the final chapter, focusing on the scientific observations he made during the voyage. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108048248

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