FOUR ENGRAVINGS: Group of Eskimaux; Sledges etc. from: A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay. EXPLORATION NORTH POLE ARCTIC 1822.
FOUR ENGRAVINGS: Group of Eskimaux; Sledges etc. from: A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay.

FOUR ENGRAVINGS: Group of Eskimaux; Sledges etc. from: A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay.

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

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