C1865

Mount Erebus and Beaufort Island. From Ross's Antarctic Voyage.

Small charming view of Mount Erebus discovered on January 27, 1841 by polar explorer Sir James Clark Ross on his Antarctic expedition, who named it and its companion, Mount Terror, after his ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror by Harden Sidney Melville. The island was officially discovered … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mount Erebus and Beaufort Island. From Ross’s Antarctic Voyage.

Date:

C1865

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

120mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mount Erebus and Beaufort Island. From Ross's Antarctic Voyage. - Antique Print from 1865

Genuine antique
dated:

1865

Description:

Small charming view of Mount Erebus discovered on January 27, 1841 by polar explorer Sir James Clark Ross on his Antarctic expedition, who named it and its companion, Mount Terror, after his ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror by Harden Sidney Melville. The island was officially discovered by the French navigator Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Tremarec on 12 February 1772. 

Harden Sidney Melville (1826 - 1894)

Melville was a painter who also conducted the first official hydrographic survey of the north-east coast of Australia in 1842-46. He regretted this time given up from the regular practice of painting profession. Son of of the London engraver, lithographer and watercolour painter Henry Melville (1826-41). Splendid visions of the South Pacific acquired from reading Captain Cook’s Voyages as a boy, induced him to accept the position of draughtsman on board HMS Fly in 1841. Under the command of Captain Francis Price Blackwood, Fly and her tender Bramble conducted the first official hydrographic survey of the north-east coast of Australia in 1842 46.

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