1856 1st ed Elisha Kane Arctic Explorations Voyages Franklin Expedition Map 2v

KANE, Elisha Kent

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The Arctic Exploration, or ‘Advance,’ led by Elisha Kent Kane, was financed to find Sir John Franklin and his ship which was missing. While Franklin was never found, Kent and his explorers were able to gather a lot of information about people, geography, and natural history of the Arctic region, a relatively unknown region of the world. The discoveries found on this voyage include the Humboldt Glacier, Kennedy Channel, the Kane Basin, and reaching the farthest north of any exploration at the time.

 

Published just one year before Kent’s death, this first edition book was immensely popular shortly after it was first published and was “often compared to the Bible for wide dissemination of America’s bedside reading tables” (Books on Ice 3.9). This book includes engraved plates, maps, and many in-text illustrations of icebergs, ship scenes, animals, and portraits

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 1856 1st ed Elisha Kane Arctic Explorations Voyages Franklin Expedition Map 2v

 

The Arctic Exploration, or ‘Advance,’ led by Elisha Kent Kane, was financed to find Sir John Franklin and his ship which was missing. While Franklin was never found, Kent and his explorers were able to gather a lot of information about people, geography, and natural history of the Arctic region, a relatively unknown region of the world. The discoveries found on this voyage include the Humboldt Glacier, Kennedy Channel, the Kane Basin, and reaching the farthest north of any exploration at the time.

 

Published just one year before Kent’s death, this first edition book was immensely popular shortly after it was first published and was “often compared to the Bible for wide dissemination of America’s bedside reading tables” (Books on Ice 3.9). This book includes engraved plates, maps, and many in-text illustrations of icebergs, ship scenes, animals, and portraits.

 

Item number: #7511

Price: $499

 

KANE, Elisha Kent

 

Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55

 

Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson: J.P. Lippincott; Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1856. First Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 2 volumes
    • I – 464, [2]
    • II – [4], 467, [2]
    • “Illustrated by upwards of 300 engravings”
    • Includes 22 plates, including frontis engravings
    • 2 folding maps
  • References: Sabin 37001; Arctic Bibliography 8373;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15.5cm)

 

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7511

Categories

Natural History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

KANE, Elisha Kent

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete