A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, By The Dobbs Galley and California, In the Years 1746 and 1747, For Discovering a North West Passage; With An accurate Survey of the Coast, and a short Natural History of the Country; Together With A fair View of the Facts and Arguments from which the future finding of such a Passage is rendered possible. Henry Ellis.

A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, By The Dobbs Galley and California, In the Years 1746 and 1747, For Discovering a North West Passage; With An accurate Survey of the Coast, and a short Natural History of the Country; Together With A fair View of the Facts and Arguments from which the future finding of such a Passage is rendered possible

London: H. Whitridge, 1748. First edition. leather_bound. 336 pages 20.5 x 13 cm. Folding map: 9 engraved plates of which five are folding. A synopsis of twenty three voyages in an attempt to discover the Northwest passage. Transformative voyage under Captains Moore and Smith with Arthur Dobbs who served as hydrographer, surveyor and mineralogist -- the leading subscriber for this privately financed journey -- that finally proved the nonexistence of a North West passage. Included are commentary from Eskimos and observations on the nature of tides. HILL I, p. 94. SABIN, 22312. Armorial bookplates front endpapers, interior generally clean and fresh. Contemporary full calf rebacked, raised bands, gilt cover border panels, red leather spine label. Very good. Item #20952

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