A Journey From Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean, in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771 and 1772. By Samuel Hearne. New Edition, with Introduction, Notes, and Illustrations by J.B. Tyrrell. Samuel HEARNE.

A Journey From Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean, in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771 and 1772. By Samuel Hearne. New Edition, with Introduction, Notes, and Illustrations by J.B. Tyrrell.

Toronto. The Champlain Society. No. 6. 1911. Hardcover. 24cm, xv,437p. with 9 maps & plates from the original edition and 26 additional maps & plates, (including 7 rear folding maps), limited to 550 copies, this being #308, original gilt crested red cloth, t.e.g., a near fine copy (cgc) One of the classic journals of North American travel, particularly notable in terms of Arctic exploration. Hearne will always be remembered as the first white man to see the Arctic Ocean. ". His first attempts, made in 1769 and 1770, failed but he reached the river on his journey of 1771-72, becoming the first man to reach the Arctic Ocean overland. He also acquired the technique of survival by learning to live off the Barren Lands. In 1774 he founded Cumberland House on Pine Island, the first inland post to be established by the company. He became governor of Fort Prince of Wales in 1775. He retired in 1787 and spent the rest of his life working on the manuscript of the present title. This classic of the literature of exploration is the story of Hearne's three journeys to which he added accounts of the appearance and habits of animals including the musk ox, previously known only by report. Another valuable addition was the chapter dealing with the Chippewayan Indians. Near Fine. Item #39217

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