H.M.S. Assistance and Pioneer in Winter Quarters, Returning Daylight.
Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen. [Published on 1 May 1855.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 200 x 285mm (8 x 11¼"). Borders dusty.
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. From 'A series of fourteen sketches made during the voyage up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin' by Walter W. May, London, 1855.
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