CRESSWELL (SAMUEL GURNEY) A collection of 7 chromolithographed plates, from "A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour...of the Voyage of H.M.S. Investigator"
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FRANKLIN SEARCHING EXPEDITION, 1851-1853. CRESSWELL (SAMUEL GURNEY) A collection of 7 chromolithographed plates, from "A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour...of the Voyage of H.M.S. Investigator", [1854]
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FRANKLIN SEARCHING EXPEDITION, 1851-1853
CRESSWELL (SAMUEL GURNEY) A collection of 7 chromolithographed plates, from "A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour...of the Voyage of H.M.S. Investigator", each mounted, framed and glazed [cf. Abbey Travel II 644; Sabin 17490], image size approximately 325 x 415mm., Day & Son, [1854] (7)

Footnotes

  • SCARCE FINE VIEWS depicting the voyage of H.M.S. Investigator to the Arctic. The expedition, led by Robert McLure, was the second to go in search of Franklin. The ship was entrapped in the ice as it was entering the North-West Passage in late 1851, and was subsequently abandoned by the crew in 1853.

    Comprises: First Discovery of Land by H.M.S. Investigator. September 6th 1850; Nold Headland on Baring Island; H.M.S. Investigator in the Pack. October 8th 1850; Critical Position of H.M.S. Investigator on the North-Coast of Baring Island. August 20th 1851; H.M.S. Investigator Running through a Narrow Channel in a Snow Storm... September 23rd 1851; Sledge-Party... in Mercy Bay, Under Command of Lieutenant Gurney Cresswell 15 April 1853; Sledging Over Hummocky Ice. April 1853.

    See illustration at page 13.
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