Lot 3073. Ellis, Henry

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Auction date:15.12.2017   10:00
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Lot 3073Ellis, Henry
Ellis, Henry, Voyage de la Baye du Hudson fait en 1746, 1747, Pour la découverte du passage de nord-ouest...traduit de l'anglois, D. M. Henri Ellis...Agent of the propriétaires pour cette manufactured. Paris: Séb. Jorri (impr. par Ballard fils). 2 Bde. 8°. Bd.1: LVI, 182 p., (2) Bl., 1 gef. Kte., 1 gef. Ill.; Bd. 2: 319 S, (7) gef. Taf. HLdr. Bd. (ber.u. in the joints gebr.). - Tls. fingerfl., the card in the folds deposited, the rest of the Ill. WellSabin 22313. French Translation (Gottfried Sellius +1767) of the English OAusgabe of 1746. Henry Ellis, the future Royal Governor of Georgia (1757-1760), was a member of the society for the discovery of the Northwest passage, and took part in the Expedition as a mineralogist and Hydrograph. The first part contains the history of the Hudson's Bay Company, and of the earlier British expeditions, the expedition report also includes scientific observations (the behaviour of the tide), and descriptions of the Eskimos, their life and their customs. The path through the Hudson Bay was recognized as unpromising, what are disabled for long decades, the further British explorations in this direction

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