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Stock# 26460
Description

A nice example of Parry's map of Hudson's Strait, showing a portion of his expedtiion in search for the Northwest Passage.

Shows Parry's tracts in marvelous detail, including a day by day account of his route and a number of annotations.

After standing by while his predecessor and former commander, the irascible John Ross, was lambasted by the Admiralty for turning back too soon during his first voyage to the Arctic, Parry was grateful to inherit command of the next major expedition. Dedicated to both the physical and mental health of his men, Parry succeeded in reaching Melville Island, being the first to penetrate so far into the hypothetical passage. The voyage made Parry a hero in England, where he was promoted to commander, elected to the Royal Society, and presented with numerous awards, all before his thirtieth birthday.

While the map can be acquired as part of Parry's Journal, it rarely appears as a loose map on the market. A nice example, with just a bit of offsetting, as usual.

Condition Description
Minor offsetting, as is always the case with maps from this work.