A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean.

London: A. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1795. First Edition. hardcover. Undertaken by Order of the Hudson's Bay Company, for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, &c. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772. Complete with five folding maps; 4 folding plates. xliv, 458, [2]pp. 4to, contemporary calf; (spine worn, inner hinges strengthened, light foxing to some plates, mostly in margins). London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1795. First edition.

"A day-to-day record, with notes on natural history, of three trips northwest by land from Hudson Bay. On the last trip, 1771-1772, Hearne reached the Arctic at the mouth of the Coppermine River, the first man to travel overland from the Bay to the Arctic." Staton and Tremaine 445. Streeter Sale VI, 3652. Sabin 31181.

Price: $6,500.00

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