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Report of the Expedition to Hudson Bay and Cumberland Gulf in the Steamship "Diana" - under the Command of William Wakeham, Marine and Fisheries of Canada in the Year of 1897
Ottawa, Ontario, Can: S. E. Dawson. Very Good. 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Book has been rebound in blue boards with title gilt on spine. Binding is tight. Light wear and toning to last few leaves of text block. Front pastedown and first endpaper have previous owner's bookplates. Frontispiece has booktape on left corner but does not affect content. Title page has pen marginalia but does not affect content. Otherwise interior is clean. There are four tipped in fold-out maps after last numbered leaf. There are three smaller maps, all are in very good condition with no tears or soiling. The last map is larger and has a 2" tear where it has been tipped in. All maps are black, white and red. These maps track the course of the "Diana" on her journey through the Hudson Bay. Also included are 27 b&w plates and a frontispiece. This book is the journal of William Wakeham, assigned by the Canadian government to gather information on the state of navigation through the Hudson Strait and assert Canadian sovereignty over Baffin Island and the Arctic Archepeligo. He includes in his journal accounts of daily activities and important events, previous voyages in that region, fishing capabilities, and his personal conclusions on navigation through the Strait. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 83 pp .
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