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A Voyage Towards the South Pole, Performed in the Years 1822-24. Containing an Examination of the Antarctic Sea, to the Seventy-fourth Degree of Latitude: and a Visit to Tierra Del Fuego, with a Particular Account of the Inhabitants. To Which is Added, Much Useful Information on the Coasting Navigation of Cape Horn, and the Adjacent Lands with Charts of Harbours, &c.

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Date: 1825

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James Weddell was the senior commander of this, his second venture to the South and his luck with good weather lead to his sailing to the record breaking latitude of 7415', in what is now known as the Weddell Sea. Other places visited include Cape Verde, South Orkney, South Shetland and South Georgia Islands, the Falklands,Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia and Montevideo.

8vo, iv +276pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece (man and woman of Terra Del Fuego) & 4 engraved plates, 8 maps and 2 folding plates (coast views).

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Rosove 345.A1; Spence 1246.

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Publisher: London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green

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English

Pages: 326

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British Library

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ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-05-24

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