The Artic Squadron in Leevely Harbour, Island of Disco, Coast of Greenland.
Day & Son lith.rs to the Queen. [London, 1855.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 200 x 285mm, 8 x 11¼". Edges chipped, some spotting.
From Walter William May's 'Series of Fourteen Sketches Made During the Voyage up Wellington Channel in Search of Sir John Franklin'. Under Sir Edward Belcher five ships entered the Arctic to search for Franklin and the crews of the 'Erebus' and 'Terror', missing from an earlier expedition. Four out of the five vessels were abandoned in pack ice, for which Belcher was court-martialled, but acquitted.
Abbey Travel 646.
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