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Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Herald during the Years 1845–51 under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B.

Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Herald during the Years 1845–51 under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B.
Being a Circumnavigation of the Globe and Three Cruizes to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin
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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108049825

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  • Berthold Seemann (1825–71), a German-born botanist and traveller, published several scientific books and articles. He also composed music and in the 1860s he wrote three plays which enjoyed some success in Germany. In 1846 Seemann was appointed naturalist to the British ship HMS Herald, which was engaged in a hydrographical survey of the Pacific. In this two-volume work, published in 1853, the author recounts how he joined the Herald in Panama in 1847 and remained on board until 1851. The ship explored almost all of the West Coast of America and also sailed north into the Arctic seas. Volume 1 describes Seemann's discoveries on the Isthmus of Panama while awaiting the arrival of his ship, and Volume 2 deals with the Herald's voyage to the Arctic, as part of the effort by the British Navy to find traces of Sir John Franklin's expedition, and its return voyage via Ascension Island.

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    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108049825
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • contains: 2 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Departure from England
    2. Departure from Rio de Janeiro
    3. Papudo Bay
    4. The Galapagos Islands
    5. Boundary line of Nueva Granada
    6. City of Panama
    7. Cape Flattery rocks
    8. Cape Mendocina
    9. Siguantenejo
    10. Survey of the western coast of Nueva Granada
    11. Republic of Ecuador
    12. Loja
    13. Navon
    14. Guayaquil
    15. Survey of the coast of Darien
    16. Geographical position of the Isthmus of Panama
    17. Flora and fauna of the Isthmus of Panama
    18. Topographical description
    19. Inhabitants of the Isthmus
    20. The Indians of the Isthmus. Volume 2:
    1. The Herald ordered to search fro Franklin's expedition
    2. Behring's Strait
    3. The ice-cliffs of Eschscholtz Bay
    4. The Eskimoes
    5. Departure from Kotzbue Sound
    6. Second voyage to Behring's Strait
    7. Separation of the two vessels
    8. The Plover's wintering in Kotzbue Sound
    9. Mazatlan
    10. Journey into the interior of North-western Mexico
    11. Departure from Mazatlan
    12. Historical summary of the five years' search after Sir John Franklin
    13. Continuation of the voyage of the Herald
    14. The island of Hongkong
    15. Departure from Hongkong
    16. Stay at the Cape of Good Hope
    Appendix
    Index.

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    Berthold Seemann

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