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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

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Lot 4

Americas.- Ellis (Henry) A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, by the Dobbs Galley and California...for Discovering a North West Passage, first edition, for H.Whitridge, 1748.

 

Hammer Price: £750

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Americas.- Ellis (Henry) A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, by the Dobbs Galley and California...for Discovering a North West Passage, first edition, folding engraved map, 9 engraved plates, 5 folding, list of subscribers to the expedition, occasional light soiling, contemporary ink inscription of Thomas Fane to front free endpaper, contemporary calf, rubbed, [Sabin 22312], 8vo, for H.Whitridge, 1748.

⁂ Ellis was the surveyor on this voyage which proved, once and for all, that a North-West passage from Hudson's Bay did not exist. The work contains some of the earliest information on the customs of the Inuit.

Full Lot Details

Americas.- Ellis (Henry) A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, by the Dobbs Galley and California...for Discovering a North West Passage, first edition, folding engraved map, 9 engraved plates, 5 folding, list of subscribers to the expedition, occasional light soiling, contemporary ink inscription of Thomas Fane to front free endpaper, contemporary calf, rubbed, [Sabin 22312], 8vo, for H.Whitridge, 1748.

⁂ Ellis was the surveyor on this voyage which proved, once and for all, that a North-West passage from Hudson's Bay did not exist. The work contains some of the earliest information on the customs of the Inuit.