Item #5414 Captain James Clark Ross, R.N. ... in Command of the Scientific Voyage of Discovery, to the Hitherto Unexplored Antarctic Regions. John Robert Wildman, painter.

Captain James Clark Ross, R.N. ... in Command of the Scientific Voyage of Discovery, to the Hitherto Unexplored Antarctic Regions.

London: Colnaghi & Puckle, March 3, 1840. Three quarter length portrait of the noted Antarctic explorer, with the South star above, a telescope in hand, and a magnetic observation box displayed at the lower right.

Fine, proof copy, copper engraving by Henry Cook, complete with full impression marks.

Captain Ross visited many sub-Antarctic islands & charted 900 km of Antarctic coast at Victoria Land in his circumnavigation of the continent. Ross was the first to penetrate the Ross Sea ice pack, discovering Ross Island and attainment by 4 degrees the furthest Southern expedition to date. Ross's notable achievements include the discovery of the position of both the Northern and Southern Magnetic Pole, and the discovery of the Transantarctic Mountains and the volcanoes Erebus and Terror, which were named after his ships.

11 x 14" image on 14 x 19". Printed on india paper and laid onto wove paper, the word "Proof" engraved on the lower left corner. Very light scattered fox spotting in margins o/w very good condition. Item #5414

Price: $1,275.00

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