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Ellis, Henry
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 Probable. To Which Is Prefixed, an Historical Account of the Attempts Hitherto Made for... That Way to the East Indies. Illustrated with Proper Cuts, and a New and Correct Chart of Hudson's Bay..
Printed for H. Whitridge, 1748. First Edition. Full calf. 8vo. xxviii,336pp. Illustrated with a copper engraved folding map of the North Atlantic and as much as was then known of the western shore of Hudson's Bay. Also illus. with 9 copper engraved plates (5, folding) of animals, Eskimos and views. Orig. speckled calf, soundly rebacked in period style, red morocco spine label. Very good +. The famous account by Ellis (1721-1806) contains early information on Eskimo life. Sabin #22312. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Golden Door Books (blueturtle405) [Santa Monica, California, United States]
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