1824 1ed William Parry Second North Pole Voyage Eskimos Arctic Exploration MAPS

PARRY, William Edward

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An exceedingly rare and valuable 1824 edition of William Parry’s personal account from his second voyage to the Northwest Passage. He was one of the first explorers to reach the North Pole, setting the record for the furthest north any human had reached! Parry recounts his interactions with Eskimos, navigations through fog and ice, viewing meteorological phenomena including the Aurora Borealis, and discovering new birds and plants.

 

The Arctic Bibliography says of this work:

“Abstracts from the author’s journals of his three voyages to the Canadian arctic waters; of his attempt to reach the North Pole and his account of the Eskimos.”

 

This work includes 38 impressive engraved maps and illustrations after the sketches of Captain Lyon, many of which illustrated the domestic lives of Eskimos. It also includes a vocabulary of the Eskimo language. Note what these references say of this work.

 

Field: “a splendid work!”

 

Hill: “This work deals with the characteristics of the Eskimos (Inuit) and is a treatise on aboriginal life as well as a narrative of scientific discoveries”

 

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1824 1ed William Parry Second North Pole Voyage Eskimos Arctic Exploration MAPS

 

An exceedingly rare and valuable 1824 edition of William Parry’s personal account from his second voyage to the Northwest Passage. He was one of the first explorers to reach the North Pole, setting the record for the furthest north any human had reached! Parry recounts his interactions with Eskimos, navigations through fog and ice, viewing meteorological phenomena including the Aurora Borealis, and discovering new birds and plants.

 

The Arctic Bibliography says of this work:

“Abstracts from the author’s journals of his three voyages to the Canadian arctic waters; of his attempt to reach the North Pole and his account of the Eskimos.”

 

This work includes 38 impressive engraved maps and illustrations after the sketches of Captain Lyon, many of which illustrated the domestic lives of Eskimos. It also includes a vocabulary of the Eskimo language. Note what these references say of this work.

 

Field: “a splendid work!”

 

Hill: “This work deals with the characteristics of the Eskimos (Inuit) and is a treatise on aboriginal life as well as a narrative of scientific discoveries”

 

Item number: #9401

Price: $1950

 

PARRY, William Edward

 

Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific: performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty’s ships Fury and Hecla, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition.

 

London: J. Murray, 1824. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [8], xxx, [2], 571, [1]
    • 38 engraved maps and plates
  • References: Sabin 58864; Hill 225; Field 1184; Arctic Bib. 13142;
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Harrison Matthews
    • Leonard Harrison Matthews FRS (1901 – 1986) was a British zoologist, especially known for his research and writings on marine mammals.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~10.5in X 8.5in (26cm x 22cm)
  • Extremely rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons as high as $7500

 

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9401

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

PARRY, William Edward

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete