A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay by the Dobbs Galley and California, In the Years 1746 and 1747, For Discovering a North West Passage; with An accurate Survey of the Coast, and a short Natural History of the Country, To which is prefixed, An Historical Account of the Attempts hitherto made for the finding a Passage that Way to the East-Indies.

ELLIS, Henry.

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Description: folding map of Hudson's Bay and the Canadian Arctic. 9 engraved plates, 5 folding. xxviii, 336pp. small 8vo, cont. calf; (spine ends worn, inner hinges strengthened). London: Whitridge, 1748.

Comments: "Pt. 1 is a synopsis of twenty-three English voyages to discover the Northwest passage...pt. 2, an account of a voyage under Captains Moor and Francis Smith, financed by private subscription, with (Arthur) Dobbs the leading subscriber; the author, also a subscriber, was a hydrographer, surveyor and mineralogist on the expedition which proved, finally, the nonexistence of a Northwest passage from Hudson's Bay." Staton & Tremaine, 207. Sabin 22312.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 84816


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