A Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by His Majesty’s Command 1773. Constantine John Phipps.
A Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by His Majesty’s Command 1773.
A Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by His Majesty’s Command 1773.

A Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by His Majesty’s Command 1773.

London: W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, Bookseller to His Majesty in the Strand. 1774. Binding: recent bound in style full brown calf, spine with five raised bands, title in gilt on black morocco label on spine, spine decorated with gilt motifs, upper and lower board with decorative gilt rules, marbled paper upper and lower free end papers, with inner gilt band motif., Notes: Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave (1744–1792) was an English explorer and officer in the Royal Navy. He served during the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence, seeing action in a number of battles and engagements. Inheriting a title, he also went on to have a successful career in Parliament, and occupied a number of political offices during his later years. Constantine John Phipps was appointed by the Admiralty in 1773 to command an Arctic expedition in search of a passage to the Pacific. Among the crew was a young Horatio Nelson and a freed slave, Olaudah Equiano, who became the first African to visit the Arctic. Although unsuccessful in its primary aim, the voyage is noteworthy for Phipps' description of the polar bear as a distinct species, and for being a naval voyage on which research was deemed as crucial as exploration.

, Size: Quarto (4to.), , Illustration: Illustrated with 14 views, charts and plans, the work includes a substantial appendix containing the scientific data.

, References: Hill 207; Sabin 62572, Pages: P. Half title, folding map, title, blank, dedications (v-viii), introduction (1-15), blank, title (journal), blank, (19-76), folding map, title (appendix), appendix (79-253)., Category: Book Arctic & Antarctic. A very good copy, text and plates are clean and crisp. Item #B6161

Binding: recent bound in style full brown calf, spine with five raised bands, title in gilt on black morocco label on spine, spine decorated with gilt motifs, upper and lower board with decorative gilt rules, marbled paper upper and lower free end papers, with inner gilt band motif., Notes: Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave (1744–1792) was an English explorer and officer in the Royal Navy. He served during the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence, seeing action in a number of battles and engagements. Inheriting a title, he also went on to have a successful career in Parliament, and occupied a number of political offices during his later years. Constantine John Phipps was appointed by the Admiralty in 1773 to command an Arctic expedition in search of a passage to the Pacific. Among the crew was a young Horatio Nelson and a freed slave, Olaudah Equiano, who became the first African to visit the Arctic. Although unsuccessful in its primary aim, the voyage is noteworthy for Phipps' description of the polar bear as a distinct species, and for being a naval voyage on which research was deemed as crucial as exploration.

, Size: Quarto (4to.), , Illustration: Illustrated with 14 views, charts and plans, the work includes a substantial appendix containing the scientific data.

, References: Hill 207; Sabin 62572, Pages: P. Half title, folding map, title, blank, dedications (v-viii), introduction (1-15), blank, title (journal), blank, (19-76), folding map, title (appendix), appendix (79-253)., Category: Book Arctic & Antarctic.

Price: $4,750.00

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