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Franklin(Captain John)

NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA

Published: John Murray, London, 1823

Edition: First edition First Issue

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In the years 1819, 20, 21, and 22

With an appendix on various subjects relating to Science and Natural History

Illustrated by numerous plates and maps

First edition First issue with the errata slip : ix, 768 pages, 4 folding engraved maps not bound in the correct order according to the list - the maps are linen backed and have not been restored, the large one has tears at the folds, 30 engraved plates including 4 plates of plants – 9 hand coloured, errata slip tipped in, rebound in half brown morocco with matching marbled boards, titled gilt on the spine with blind decoration, new end papers, light foxing and staining throughout, a good copy.

Sir John Franklin, (born April 16, 1786, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England—died June 11, 1847, near King William Island, British Arctic Islands [now in Nunavut territory, Canada]), English rear admiral and explorer who led an ill-fated expedition (1845) in search of the Northwest Passage, a Canadian Arctic waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Franklin entered the Royal Navy at age 14, accompanied Matthew Flinders on his exploratory voyage to Australia (1801–03), and served in the Battles of Trafalgar (1805) and New Orleans (1815). He commanded the Trent on Capt. David Buchan’s Arctic expedition of 1818, which sought to reach the North Pole.

From 1819 to 1822 Franklin conducted an overland expedition from the western shore of Hudson Bay to the Arctic Ocean, and he surveyed part of the coast to the east of the Coppermine River in northwestern Canada. After his return to England, he published Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819, 20, 21 and 22
https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Franklin

  • Overall Condition: A good copy
  • Size: 4to (280 x220mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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