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ROSS, James.

A voyage of discovery and research

in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the years 1839-43.

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London, Murray, 1847

The account of the first voyage to enter what is known today as the Ross Sea, the first to sight the Admiralty Mountains, the first to see Victoria Land, Ross Island, Mounts Erebus and Terror, and the Ross Ice Shelf, amongst other momentous discoveries. Once this account became public, no one could doubt there was a great southern continent of immense proportions to be explored.

Ross was born in London, the nephew of Sir John Ross, under whom he entered the navy in 1812, accompanying him on Sir John's first Arctic voyage in search of a Northwest Passage in 1818. Between 1819 and 1827, Ross took part in four Arctic expeditions under Sir William Parry, and in 1829 to 1833, again served under his uncle on Sir John's second Arctic voyage.

Between 1839 and 1843, Ross commanded an Antarctic expedition comprising the vessels HMS Erebus and HMS Terror and charted much of

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First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., ,lii, [4], 366; v-x (i-iv not published), [4], 447 pp., 16 pages ads date January 1847 rear vol. i, 8 maps (3 folding, 1 full-page), 8 lithograph plates (1 folding), 19 text illustrations. Original blue cloth gilt, gilt pictorial vignettes to upper covers, decorated in blind to spine and lower cover, neat repairs to extremities, a very good copy.


Taurus 9; Rosove 276.A1.

Stock ID:105168

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