Place Published: New York
Publisher: New-York Tribune newspaper
Date Published: 1873
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
An Original and Complete 12 page Issue of The New-York Tribune Newspaper dated June 20, 1873 regarding the Polaris expedition of 1871-73. Flat: 18 x 23-1/2 inches folded to 18 x 11-3/4 inches.
A Front Page Map Showing The Route of The Polaris. The Polaris Mystery. Results of The Official Investigation. Secretary Robeson's Report To The President. Charges Against Captain Buddington.
Some edge tanning a little fraigle and left side unbound, otherwise, very good condition.
The Polaris expedition of 1871–1873 was an American expedition that was one of the first serious attempts to reach the North Pole, after that of British naval officer Sir William Edward Parry, who reached 82° 45 N in 1827. The expedition's notable achievement was reaching 82° 29 N by ship, a record at the time.
The expedition was commanded by the experienced and self-taught Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall, who had previously lived among the Inuit in the Arctic region while on his obsessive quest to determine the fate of Franklin's lost expedition of 1845. Hall possessed the necessary survival skills, but lacked an academic background, and had no experience leading men and commanding a ship. He had managed to secure the position of expedition commander based on his authority on the subject of the Arctic. quoted from Wikipedia
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