[NORTHWEST PASSAGE.]

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Lot 3085
[NORTHWEST PASSAGE.]

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[NORTHWEST PASSAGE.]
An Act for Giving a Publick Reward to such Person or Persons, His Majesty's Subject or Subjects, as Shall Discover a North West Passage through Hudson's Streights, to the Western and Southern Ocean of America. London: Thomas Baskett, 1745. [2], 483-486 pp. Folio (320 x 205 mm). Unbound. Very light waterstain at foot.

George II's government offers a reward of £20,000 for the discovery of a Northwest passage. When the Act was extended in 1775 and the reward reiterated, Cook took up the mantle, leading to his third voyage.
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