Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 74

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(CANADA.) Ellis, Henry. A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay . . . for Discovering a North West Passage. Folding map, 9 plates. xxviii, 336 pages. 8vo, contemporary calf gilt, tastefully rebacked with original spine label laid down; internally clean; early Willoughby de Broke and later bookplates on front endpapers. London, 1748

Additional Details

first edition. Begins with a 96-page synopsis of previous English efforts to find the Northwest Passage, followed by a longer account of the author's 1746-47 voyage with the Dobbs Galley and the California, which demonstrated that there was no passage through Hudson's Bay. Includes an early account of the Eskimos. European Americana 748/59; Hill 540; Sabin 22312; TPL 207.