Place Published: London
Publisher: Philological Society of London, Printed for J. Sewell, Cornhill
Date Published: 1797
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Very Good Plate Size 6 x 4 Ins, 18 x 10 cms
An antique engraved portrait. Mounted and ready to frame.
From the European Magazine June 1797.
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.
Good. Item #2657