Auction 103, Lot 630

"Report of the Cruise of the Revenue Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean - 1884", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: Arctic Exploration

Period: 1884 (published)


Color: Black & White

9.5 x 11.9 inches
24.1 x 30.2 cm

Written by Captain M. A. Healy, the most famous of Alaska's Revenue Cutter Service captains. The early cruises of these cutters in Alaskan waters are legendary for the extent of the voyages, the conditions they were conducted under, and the bravery of the crews. Also included are Cantwell's Exploration of the Kowak River, the "New Volcano" in the Bering Sea, Ethnological Notes and Engineer McLenegen's Ornithological Notes. Excellent detail of the Eskimo culture, and the flora & fauna of Alaska. 128 pp., 38 illustrations from photographs & sketches, and 2 tinted lithographs of arctic birds. Hardbound in black cloth with gilt-stamped title.


Condition: A

Contents sound, binding tight though lightly rubbed. Contents evenly toned.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/11/2003