North Hendon. Snow cottages of the Boothians.
London. Published 1834 by Captain J.Ross, R.N.
Mezzotint, printed in colours. Printed area 140 x 170mm, 5½ x 6¾". Trimmed within plate.
From Sir John Ross' 'Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage', which he undertook between 1829-33. This plate, one of only three mezzotint plates in the work, shows Inuit igloos on the Boothia Peninsula. Ross named the area after his patron Felix Booth, and located the North Magnetic Pole there.
Abbey Travel: 636.
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