Place Published: London
Publisher: Philological Society of London, Printed for J. Sewell, Cornhill, J. Swell & J. Debrett printers
Date Published: 1797
Binding: No binding
8-1/8 x 4-3/4 inches (206 mm x 120 mm) , [4 portrait],-439, [plus 13pp including index]. 80 pages in total for this June 1797 issue. Disbound with no covers.
Hearne article from page  to page 375 including two full page plate; Portrait of Samuel Hearne [stipple engraving, published 1796. plate size; 8-7/8 in. x 5-5/8 inches (225 mm x 142 mm) paper size] and View of Prince of Wales’s Fort, Hudson’s Bay engraving, however, even though the engraving is titled Prince of Wales Fort, it actually is York Factory, also in northern Manitoba.
Very Good condition.
These are original engravings included from this popular 18th century British magazine, The European Magazine.
Although best known for his overland explorations in what is now the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Samuel Hearne (1745-1792) is also one of the most significant figures in the development of Hudson's Bay Company. Hearne reappeared at Fort Prince of Wales on 30 June 1772. He established the second inland trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1774 at Cumberland House (the first being Henley House, established in 1743, 200 km up the Albany River). Becoming governor of Fort Prince of Wales in 1775, he was taken prisoner by the French under La Pérouse in 1782. He returned to England in 1787 where he died in 1792 of dropsy.
He is the author of A Journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay to the Northern Ocean, published in 1795, three years after his death.
Very Good. Item #2458