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Captain Parry's Northwest Passage Expedition....
Item # 602166 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1820 The first article is a 4 page report on: "Col. MacDonald on the North-West Magnetic Pole". Also of noteworthy interest is a terrific 7 1/2 page article: "North-West Expedition" which is a great account of Parry's exploration of the area beyond the Arctic Circle, north of Canada. Included is a nice foldout map which shows: "...the valuable discoveries that have been effected in those hitherto unknown & inhospitable regions...", which a bit of Baffin's Bay and other regions towards the northwest (see). The article is lengthy and very detailed on one of the earliest descriptive expeditions to the lands & passages in the Arctic regions.
Complete in 96 pages, contains both plates called for (one the map noted above), 5 by 8 1/4 inches. full title/contents page features a engraving of St. John's Gate in London. Very nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War