ROSS (Sir JAMES CLARK) A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1847
Lot 47
ROYAL NAVY EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1839-1843. ROSS (Sir JAMES CLARK) A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1847
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ROYAL NAVY EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1839-1843
ROSS (JAMES CLARK) A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43, 2 vol., first edition, 8 lithographed plates (one folding), 8 engraved maps (several folding), illustrations in the text, early blue diced morocco gilt, red morocco spine labels [Abbey, Travel 610; Ferguson 4636; Hill 1487; Sabin 73367; Spence 993; Taurus 9], 8vo, John Murray, 1847

Footnotes

  • "One of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration" (Hill). James Ross accompanied his uncle John on his first and second polar voyages. He led this expedition for the purpose of Antarctic discovery and magnetic surveys, during which he circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, discovering the Ross Sea, Ross Island, the Ross Shelf Ice, Victoria Land, Erebus and Terror Gulf, and attempted to enter the Weddell Sea. See illustration overleaf.
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