NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA, IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827.INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD, BY JOHN RICHARDSON.

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Published by London: John Murray, 1828., 1828
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xxiv,[4 (paginated xxi-xxiv)],320,clvii pp., plus errata leaf, six folding maps (one loosely laid in and one partially handcolored), and thirty-one plates. Thick quarto. Modern half tan morocco over marbled boards. Modern endpapers. Old and almost invisible institutional blindstamp on titlepage and dedication leaf. Occasional light offsetting from plates, otherwise quite clean internally. Near fine. This work is mainly devoted to the accounts of Richardson and Franklin in their explorations of the Mackenzie River region of the Canadian Northwest, although it contains a brief narrative of the explorations of Thomas Drummond in the Canadian Rockies. The plates - fine engravings by Finden after drawings and sketches by Lieut. Kendall and Capt. Back - depict the Mackenzie Basin and the Arctic Ocean. "The beauty of the typography is rivaled by that of the engravings, each of which is a splendid specimen of art. Nine of these illustrations represent some incident in the intercourse of the explorers with the Esquimaux" - Field. The handsome maps include "Route of the Expedition A.D. 1825, from Fort William to the Saskatchawan River."; "Route of the Expedition from York Factory to Cumberland House.in 1819 & 1820"; "Route of the Expedition from Isle a la Crosse to Fort Providence, in 1819 & 1820"; "Route of the Land Arctic Expedition.from Great Slave Lake to Great Bear Lake River."; and "The Discoveries of the Expedition.Near the mouth of the Mackenzie River, and on the Sea Coast East & West." A handsome copy of an important book in the history of Canadian exploration. WAGNER-CAMP 35:1. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 5198. FIELD 561. GRAFF 1407. LANDE 1182. PEEL 88. SABIN 25628. STREETER SALE 3699. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 39724

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Publisher: London: John Murray, 1828.

Publication Date: 1828

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