Lyon, Capt. George (illus), engraved by Edward Finden.
London. John Murray. 1825.
FOUR ENGRAVINGS only, originally published in Captain George Lyon's narrative; on sheets 8 x 10 1/2 inches. Good condition. Richly engraved images of Eskimo life originally published in the 1825 record of a British Admiralty expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage to the Bering Sea. The Chicago Botanic Garden website has a sympathetic discussion of this voyage on their website at library stories lyon_1825. The engravings were made by Edward Finden after Lyon's drawings and are finely produced with techniques including mezzotint. Titles are: An Eskimaux Creeping into the Passage of a Snow Hut; Sledges of the Eskimaux; Manner of Holding the Line, when a Walrus is Struck; Group of Eskimaux 1822. Item #56424