History Archive > A Voyage Towards the South Pole (1827)

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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, etc


Date: 1827




The scarce second edition, expanded to include Weddell's "Observations" and the account of Brisbane's voyage to Tierra del Fuego (with two maps and the two panorama plates of coastal views). Both the Weddell Sea (which he discovered) and Weddell seals are named for him.

Octavo (211 x 123mm.) 17 plates and maps, comprising: a handcolored aquatint frontispiece, 6 other aquatint plates by Clark after Weddell including 2 folding panoramic coastal profiles printed in blue; 10 engraved maps and charts of which 7 are folding. Modern half calf over marbled boards, red morocco spine label (erasure to frontispiece and title; folding plates and maps with some closed tears at folds/stubs and some offsetting; spotting to first map). Provenance: High Latitude, Bainbridge Island.


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Publication Information

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



Pages: 386

ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2018-12-30

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