Crews of the Isabella and Alexander, Sawing a passage through the Ice.
London, Published Jan.y 1819, by J. Murray, Albemarle Street.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; stain lower centre.
The crews and two ships trying various methods to making a passage for the ships to pass through. Plate from John Ross' 'A voyage of discovery, made under the order of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's ships Isabella and Alexander, for the purpose of exploring Baffin's Bay, and enquiring into the probability of a north-west passage' (London, 1819). The narrative, which stated there was no such passage, was accepted at the time as conclusive.
Abbey 634.7 (plates).
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