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. Together with a Fair View of the Facts and Arguments from Which the Future Finding of Such a Passage Is Rendered Probable. To Which Is Prefixed, an Historical Account of the Attempts Hitherto Made for the finding a Passage That Way to the East Indies,etc

By: Ellis, Henry

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xxviii, 336 pp (i.e. 344, pp. 89-96 repeated) Folding map at frontis, 9 plates including 5 folding. The map includes Groenland (sic), Iceland, Hudson’s Bay (“A New Discovered Sea”), Nova Scotia and “Parts Unknown” The plates include various animals including pelicans, owls, porcupines, “sea unicorn”, eagles, etc. and a number of scenes of “Eskimaux” and landscapes. The first part is a synopsis of twenty-three English voyages of discovery to the Northwest Passage. The second part describes the voyage of Captains Moor and Smith which proved the nonexistence of the Northwest Passage from Hudson's Bay,. Contains some of the earliest information on customs of the Inuit. ESTC T145975. In contemporary calf boards with gilt ruling, new calf spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in the compartments, black and gilt label, new end pastedowns. Good condition. Some minor occasional foxing, folding front map is delicate but intact, plates are clean and unmarked, small stains in the margins of the last two leaves, otherwise very nice. A good copy.; Copper plate; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages

Title: 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. Together with a Fair View of the Facts and Arguments from Which the Future Finding of Such a Passage Is Rendered Probable. To Which Is Prefixed, an Historical Account of the Attempts Hitherto Made for the finding a Passage That Way to the East Indies,etc

Author Name: Ellis, Henry

Categories: Canadiana, Travel/Adventure, Antiquarian/Rare, History: U.S. & North America,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, H. Whitridge: 1748

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 9543

Keywords: Hudson's Bay Northwest Passage Canada Inuit Explorers,