Polar Regions Exploration Whale Fisheries 1831 Snelling rare book illustrated map BoyntonBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Polar Regions of the Western Continent Explored; Embracing a Geographical Account of Iceland, the Island of the Frozen Sea, and the Northern Parts of the American Continent...Whaling Fisheries & Fishers, Description of Mount Heckla and Volcanoes of Iceland...Adventures, Discoveries... Parry, Franklin, Lyon,,,, by W.J. Snelling.
1831, Boston, W.W. Reed. pp.501. Engraved Canada/ Arctic map as frontis, c.21 woodcut images on eight plates plus title page, engraved half title.
Period publishers full calf binding. Smooth spine richly gilt lettered and decorated into compartments. Spine ends slightly chipped, front joint cracked and cover slightly loosened and held firmly by original binding cords. Text block sound & tight, moderate toning and spotting throughout.
Arctic map engraved by G. Boynton.
Scarce early American imprint on the Arctic in an unsophisticated period binding. Uncommon complete as found here.
Book measures: 8 3/4" H X 5 1/2" W.