A Series of Fourteen Sketches Made During the Voyage Up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin, K.C.H. and the missing crews of H. M. discovery-ships Erebus and Terror : together witha short account of each drawing
Walter William May served as mate aboard the Resolute during the expedition of 1850-1851 and led a depot laying party as far as Cape Gillman on Bathurst Island, traveling 371 miles in 34 days. He also undertook a short exploratory journey around Griffith Island.
The present work records his impressions of the expedition of 1852-1854 when he served as Lieutenant in the Assistance under the overall command of Sir Edward Belcher.
During this expedition he undertook a journey on which he covered 600 miles in 62 days. May retired from the Navy as a Commander in 1854 and went on to a successful career as an artist: the bas-relief on the pedestal of Franklin's statue in Waterloo Place, London, is from his design.
At head of title: Dedicated by special permission to the Right Hon. Sir James R. G. Graham, Bart., G.C.B., M.P.
6,pp. plus fourteen lithographic plates on thirteen sheets (both tinted and colored). Folio.
We are presently requesting a better copy of this book be digitized. This copy was filmed from the original publication held by the Metropolitan Toronto Library, Canadian History Department.
Abbey Travel 646; Sabin 47083; TPL 3454.
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Publisher: London : Day
Date Added: 2019-05-11
May, Walter William. A Series of Fourteen Sketches Made During the Voyage Up Wellington Channel. London : Day. 1855.
May, Walter William (1855) A Series of Fourteen Sketches Made During the Voyage Up Wellington Channel. London : Day.
May, Walter William, A Series of Fourteen Sketches Made During the Voyage Up Wellington Channel. London : Day. 1855.