1818 Possibility Approaching North Pole Arctic Voyages MAP Barrington Provenance

Daines Barrington Mark Beaufoy

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A rare 19th-century book of voyages and geography of the North Pole by Daines Barrington.

Daines Barrington (1727 – 1800) was an English lawyer, antiquary and naturalist.

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1818 Possibility Approaching North Pole Arctic Voyages MAP Barrington Provenance

A rare 19th-century book of voyages and geography of the North Pole by Daines Barrington.

Daines Barrington (1727 – 1800) was an English lawyer, antiquary and naturalist.

Main author: Daines Barrington; Mark Beaufoy

Title: The possibility of approaching the North pole asserted

Published: London : Printed for T. and J. Allman, 1818.

Language: English

Notes & contents:

  • Illustrated with an engraved world map from view of the North Pole – frontispiece
  • Summary: A compilation of historical facts connected with the search for the North West Passage. Based on oral and written recollections of numerous navigators, sea-traders, whalers, and explorers (e.g. Sir Martin Frobisher). Includes general discussion of floating ice.
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Westport House
    • Westport House in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, was the ancestral seat of the Marquesses of Sligo. It was built by the Browne family in the 18th
    • Marquess of Sligo is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1800 for John Browne, 3rd Earl of Altamont. The Marquess holds the subsidiary titles of Baron Mount Eagle, of Westport in the County of Mayo (created 10 September 1760), Viscount Westport, of Westport in the County of Mayo (created 24 August 1768), Earl of Altamont, in the County of Mayo (created 4 December 1771), Earl of Clanricarde (created 1800) and Baron Monteagle, of Westport in the County of Mayo (created 20 February 1806). All these titles are in the Peerage of Ireland, except the Barony of Monteagle, which is in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
    • This title was most likely owned by Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo KP PC PC (18 May 1788, London – 26 January 1845, Tunbridge Wells),.
      • Browne was an Irish peer and colonial governor. He styled Viscount Westport until 1800 and Earl of Altamont from 1800 to 1809.
      • He is remembered in Jamaica as a champion of slaves, and the village of Sligoville in Jamaica is named after him.

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Wear: wear as seen in photos

Binding: tight and secure leather binding

Pages: complete with all xxiv + 258 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Publisher: London : Printed for T. and J. Allman, 1818.

Size: ~8in X 5.5in (20cm x 14cm)

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Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

Daines Barrington Mark Beaufoy

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete