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Across The Top of The World


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The Quest for the Northwest Passage

By James P. Delgado

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Published by British Museum Press, 1999, 1st UK Edition, D/w, Fine.   Large format, lavishly illustrated history of Arctic exploration and the search for the fabled Northwest Passage which would link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The history is enhanced by quotations, first hand accounts and dramatic images, including contemporary paintings, engravings and photographs of the explorers, their ships and the harsh landscapes and seascapes encountered.  Includes a useful bibliography.

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Weight1.35 kg