Chart of Part of the North West Coast of America, from Point Rodney to Point Barrow [Original FRAMED CHART]; in His Majesty's Ship Blossom assisted by Lieut. E. Belcher, Mr. T. Elsen, Master, M. Ja. Wolfe, Mate. AD 1826, 1827
London: Colburn & Bentley, 1831. First Edition. Framed under glass. Exposed chart measures 13" x 17 3/4". Hand-colored chart detailing part of the Bering (Beering) Strait and Kotzebue Sound. Expertly framed and matted. Old folds and a slight wrinkle, now flattened, off Point Hope, else Fine. Near Fine. Item #45
Chart excised from BEECHEY, Frederick William. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering’s strait : to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions : Performed in His Majesty’s Ship Blossom, under the command of Captain F. W. Beechey ... in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28 (London, Colburn and Bentley, 1831). Per Sabin, it was near Point Barrow that Beechey came within 50 leagues of rendezvous with Sir John Franklin when weather forced Franklin to head south. See HILL, p. 19; LADA-MOCARSKI, 95; SABIN, 4347; SMITH, 703; WiCKERSHAM, 6451. Chart can be shipped in framed state or removed from frame and sent, rolled, in a tube. Shipping costs to be established, with no surcharge for handling -- only actual shipping costs charged. Bookseller inventory R0319125B.