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A Voyage Of Discovery And Research In The Southern And Antarctic Regions, During The Years 1839-43.
London:: John Murray,. 1847.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. A highly important early expedition to Antarctica which contributed much to the cartographic emergence of the continent. Ross visited many sub- Antarctic islands & charted 900 km of Antarctic coast at Victoria Land in his circumnavigation of the continent. Ross was the first to penetrate the Ross Sea ice pack, discovering Ross Island and attainment by 4 degrees the furthest Southern expedition to date. Ross also accurately determined the position of the Magnetic Pole. "The first [voyage] to enter what is known as the Ross Sea, the first to sight the Admiralty Mountains, the first to see Victoria Land, Ross Island, Mounts Erebus and Terror, and the Ross Ice Shelf, amongst other momentous discoveries. Once this account became public, no one could doubt there was a great southern continent of immense proportions to be explored" (Taurus Collection). 2 volumes. 8vo, Volume I: lii, 366 pp. Volume II: [vii]-x, 447 pp, lithographed plates and maps, some folding, illustrations in the text. Half brown calf and marbled boards, a sympathetic early rebind. Gilt titles at red spine labels. Volume I plate 'South Pole Barrier' (p232) with some repairs on verso; Volume II folding map at rear, 'South Polar Chart' with short repair on verso, mostly at stub. Abbey, Travel 610; Ferguson 4636; Hill (2004) 1487; Rosove 276; Sabin 73367; Spence 993; Taurus Collection 9.
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