A Journal of a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions, in his Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper, in the years 1819 & 1820.
FISHER Alexander (1821.)
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Two maps (one folding). Engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, gilt leather label. Light rubbing. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown of Stephen Williams. Light scattered foxing, offsetting from folded map. [iii]-xi,320pp. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,
Fisher was the assistant surgeon aboard the Hecla during this first of Parry's Arctic expeditions. "This voyage was for the discovery of the North West Passage, and penetrated through Barrow's Strait as far as Melville Island" - Lande. The maps are "A Chart of the Discoveries of H.M.S. Hecla & Griper...being on a Voyage to Discover a N.W. Passage" and "A Map of the Route of the Expedition across Melville Island."
With detailed notes on and illustrations of the polar bear, walrus and musk-ox, as well as additional natural history content.
Hill, p.104 ("2nd ed." but with the same imprint and collation).
Stock Code: 226280