A Voyage to Hudson’s-Bay, by the Dobbs Galley and California, in the Years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a North West Passage; with An Accurate Survey of the Coast, and a short Natural History of the Country. Together with A Fair View of the Facts and Arguments from which the future finding of such a Passage is rendered probable.
H.W. Whitridge, ( 1748), London
xxviii, 96, 89-336 pp. b/w folding map and plates.
With a history of prior expeditions preceding Ellis narrative. This voyage, financed by true believer Arthur Dobbs, was undertaken for the purpose of discovering a northwest passage. Dobbs had his effect on Ellis. Although disappointed to find that there was no egress from the bay by way of Wagners Strait, Ellis still expressed a belief in the existence of a passage from Hudsons Bay… Streeter 3642. Sabin 22312. Hill 540. A very nice, clean copy of an important book in the history of the search for a Northwest Passage. No foxing, bound in contemporary mottled calf with a handsome reback and original spine label.