Journal of H.M.S. Enterprise,
On The Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin’s Ships by Behring Strait. 1850-55.
By Capt. Richard Collinson C.B., R.N.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle. 1889. 1st Edition. Octavo. xi, , 531pp., Index, (1), 32pp. publisherâ€™s advertisements at rear. Illustrated with 2 plates (1 colour lithograph and 1 photogravure portrait) with tissue guards, 6 coloured fold-out maps. Bound in publisherâ€™s de-bossed ruled blue cloth with bright gilt decoration on front cover and bright gilt lettering on spine, internal hinges professionally reinforced, pages and maps are clean. A very good copy+ of a very scarce publication. â€”Arctic Bibliography 3351.
The account of the Franklin Search expedition under Sir Richard Collinson in the ‘Enterprise,’ to search via Bering Strait eastward into Canadian Arctic waters. The ‘Enterprise’ wintered in Prince of Wales Strait 1851-52, after exploring Banks Island. The following season the ship sailed through Dolphin, Union and Dease Straits and then wintered in Cambridge Bay with exploration around the eastern portions of Victoria Island 1852-3 which was carried out by sledge. The expedition returned westward to winter in Camden Bay, Alaska in 1853-54, returning home the following season. Members of the expedition performed observations in the areas of meteorology, water currents, physiography, flora and fauna, and the Eskimos of Victoria Island.