Auction 173, Lot 69

"Chart of Hudson's Strait & Sir Thos. Rowe's Welcome Shewing the Track & Discoveries of H.M.S. Griper in an Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay by the Welcome A.D. 1824...", Murray, John

Subject: Eastern Canada, Hudson Bay

Period: 1825 (dated)

Publication: A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay…

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.3 x 7 inches
36.3 x 17.8 cm

This detailed chart chronicles the track of the H.M.S. Griper under the command of Captain George Francis Lyon on its failed voyage to Repulse Bay in 1824. The expedition's course is traced from Hudson's Strait to Roes Welcome Sound, where excessive ice and stormy conditions forced the crew to turn back. Their return course, and the obstacles along the way, are charted as well. Navigational notes, soundings, anchorages, and dates are noted. Drawn by Edward Nicholas Kendall and engraved by J. Walker.

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Condition: A

Issued folding with some minor extraneous creasing.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/5/2019

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