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RICHARDSON, JOHN & JOHN EDWARD GRAY
The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Erebus & Terror, Under the Command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross...During the Years 1839-1842. THE RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE ZOOLOGICAL REPORTS FROM ONE OF THE EARLIEST MAJOR ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS.
London: E.W. Janson, 1844-1875. London: E.W. JANSON, 1844-1875FIRST EDITION, 7 parts in 2 volumes, 4to (300 x 240mm.), lithographed polar map hand-coloured in outline, 5 sectional titles, 198 lithographed plates, comprising: mammals (63 plates, 17 coloured by hand), birds (37 plates all coloured), reptiles (20 plain plates), fish (60 plain plates), crustacea (4 plain plates), insects (10 plain plates), molluscs (4 plain plates), later straight-grained dark blue morocco gilt, gilt edges, preserved in two clamshell cases.THE RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE ZOOLOGICAL REPORTS FROM ONE OF THE EARLIEST MAJOR ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS.James Clark Ross was appointed commander of an expedition fitted out for magnetic and geographical discovery in the Antarctic, aboard the Erebus and Terror, which sailed from England in September 1839. The party crossed the Antarctic Circle on 1 January 1841, and discovered a long range of high land which Ross named Victoria, a volcano which he named Mount Erebus, and a range of ice cliffs which to all appearances permanently barred the way to any closer approach to the pole. The expedition was also able to determine the South Magnetic Pole, and for this discovery Ross was awarded the gold medal of the Geographical Societies of London and Paris in 1842. The expedition penetrated as far south as 78° South, seven degrees farther than Cook and four degrees farther than Weddell, and provided the first detailed look at the coast of the Antarctic continent. The present volumes, although all published, represent a portion of the scientific findings gleaned from this … [Click Below for Full Description]
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