Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific


Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : performed in the years, 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry ; with an appendix containing the scientific and other observations

Title Variants

Alternative: Parry's First voyage

Alternative: Voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage


Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790-1855

Beechey, F. W. (Frederick William), 1796-1856 , ill
Brown, Robert, 1773-1858
Curtis, John, 1791-1862 , ill
Drummond, S., , ill
Gray, John Edward, 1800-1875
Kirby, William, 1759-1850
Kirby, William, 1817-1906
König, Charles Dietrich Eberhard, 1774-1851
Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883
Thomson, J., engraver, , engraver
Westall, William, 1781-1850 , engraver




Published material

Publication info

London, John Murray, 1821


"Published by authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty."

"London: Printed by William Clowes"--Verso of half title.

Errata slip.

Frontispiece is portrait of Capt Parry, by S. Drummond, engraved by J. Thomson.

Engravings by W. Westall; illustrations by J. Curtis and F. W. Beechey.

"A supplement to the appendix, containing an account of the subjects of natural history, was published in London in 1824."--Hill coll., p. 464.

UC San Diego. Hill Coll., | no. 1311

Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms.


1790-1855 , Arctic regions , British , Discovery and exploration , Griper (Ship) , Hecla (Ship) , Natural history , Northwest Passage , Parry, William Edward, , Scientific Expeditions , Sir, , Travel

Call Number

G635.P3 A5 vol. 1




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.34367
LCCN: https://lccn.loc.gov/05024455
LCCN: https://lccn.loc.gov/05024455
OCLC: 4223205


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