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Explanation of the North Coast of Spitzbergen, exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square.
Explanation of the North Coast of Spitzbergen, exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square.
[London: Henry Aston Barker, n.d., 1819.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 265 x 450mm (10½ x 17¾"). Tears, repairs to folds, spotting.
A keyplate from the brochure for a panorama exhibited 1819-20 in Barkers's Panorama in Leicester Square, painted by Henry Aston Barker after drawings by Lieutenant Frederick William Beechey. It was the first panoramic image of the Arctic. Beechey (1796-1856, son of painter Sir William Beechey, later Rear Admiral and President of the Royal Society), was part of John Franklin and David Buchan's 1818 expedition to Spitzbergen (Svalbad). This scene shows the Dorothea and Trent at anchor, with the crew making repairs to storm damage. In the foreground of the lower half are Franklin and Buchan.
See: Ref: 56281, 58762 & 53539
[Ref: 59116]   £380.00  
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