Title Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of The Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847
Book Condition viii, 247pp, maps, original navy blue cloth, private bookplate, Fine.
Edition 1970 Canadian reprint
Publisher Canadiana House 1970
Seller ID 63400
The purpose of the expedition, sent out by the Hudson's Bay Co., was to explore and map the Arctic coast of Canada from Repulse Bay west to Dease and Simpson's farthest eastward exploration; or if Boothia Felix proved to be a peninsula, to trace the coast north to the place surveyed by John and James Ross, 1829-32. The narrative gives an account of the author's boat journey north from Churchill along the west coast of Hudson Bay to Repulse Bay, portage across Rae Isthmus and exploration of southern Committee Bay; the wintering at Repulse Bay, the spring journeys tracing the shores northwestward around Committee Bay, Simpson Peninsula, Pelly Bay and its islands, to the Ross Peninsula, and northeastward along Melville Peninsula to Cape Crozier.
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