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[Gulf of Boothia.] To His Most Excellent Majesty William IVth, King of Great Britain, Ireland &c.
[Gulf of Boothia.] To His Most Excellent Majesty William IVth, King of Great Britain, Ireland &c. This Chart of the Discoveries made in the Arctic Regions, in 1829, 30, 31, 32, & 33, is dedicated with His Majesty's gracious permission by His Majesty's Loyal and devoted Subjects, John Ross, Captain Royal Navy, James Clark Ross, Commander Royal Navy.
Published by Capt. Ross R.N. Dec.r 1834.
Engraved map with original hand colour. 465 x 615mm. Binding folds flattened, as normal, narrow right edge.
A map of the discoveries of John Ross and his nephew, John Clark Ross, in the Gulf of Boothia, with five coastal profiles (one lettered upside-down). On an expedition to find the North West Passage Ross was the first European to enter the gulf (although it had been seen by Parry in 1822), naming it after their patron, gin-magnate Sir Felix Booth. They spent the next four years stuck in ice, during which time John Clark Ross became the first European to reach the Magnetic North Pole, then at Cape Adelaide on the Boothia Peninsula. Eventually the crew left their ship and were rescued by a whaler, who thought they had perished two years before. This map was published in Ross's 'Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage', 1835.
Abbey Travel 636.
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