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ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS IN THE YEARS 1853-1855 BY: ELISHIA KENT KANE

ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS IN THE YEARS 1853-1855 BY: ELISHIA KENT KANE

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FEATURES:  ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS IN THE YEARS 1853-1855  BY: ELISHIA KENT KANE
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A) CONDITION BOOK:  NEAR FINE - HARD COVER BRODART   [2 VOL]
B) CONDITION DUST JACKET: NOT LIKELY ISSUED [ABSENT]
C) FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING - CHILDS & PETERSEN PUBLISHER 1856
D) NOTE: KANE LED ONE OF A NUMBER OF EXPEDITIONS IN THE FAR NORTH IN AN EFFORT TO DETERMINE THE FATE OF JOHN FRANKLIN.  THOUGH UNSUCCESSFUL, KANE AND HIS MEN WERE ABLE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT SCIENTIFIC AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERY. TWO VERY ATTRACTIVE AND SOLID VOLUMES.
TWENTY TWO STEEL ENGRAVED PLATES - 18 WITHIN THE TEXT - 4 PRELIMINARY ALL WITH TISSUE GUARDS.  IN ADDITION CIRCA 300, ENGRAVED IN TEXT ILLUSTRATIONS, TWO TIPPED IN FOLDING MAPS AND ONE IN TEXT MAP. CONTEMPORARY OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE JOHN FORESIGHT CHICAGO. HEAVY BOOK MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. 931 PAGES.
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In the mid-19th century, there was a growing interest in exploring the Arctic regions of the world. Several expeditions were launched during this period, with the goal of mapping the coastlines, studying the geography, and gathering information about the indigenous peoples and their way of life.

One of the most significant expeditions of this period was the Franklin Expedition, which set out in 1845 with the goal of finding a navigable route through the Northwest Passage, a mythical waterway that would connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The expedition, led by Sir John Franklin, disappeared without a trace, and its fate remained a mystery for many years.

Other expeditions during this period included the American Polaris Expedition, led by Charles Francis Hall, which searched for Franklin and his crew, and the Anglo-French expedition, led by George Francis Lyon, which explored the northern coast of Greenland.

These expeditions were not only important for their scientific discoveries but also for the advancement of technology and the development of new navigation techniques. They also had significant cultural and diplomatic implications, as they helped to establish relationships between European powers and the indigenous peoples of the Arctic.  


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