Expeditions and Discoveries Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age

From Edinburgh to the Antarctic: an artist's notes and sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93

Creator/Contributor:
Burn Murdoch, W. G. (William Gordon), 1862-1939, creator
Bruce, William S. (William Speirs), 1867-1921
Description:
Four ships equipped for a whaling voyage were outfitted by Kinnes, a whaling company owner from Dundee, to search the Weddell Sea for the right whales reported by Ross as described in the Grays’ pamphlet NEW GROUNDS IN THE SOUTHERN SEAS. The expedition’s commercial labors would, Kinnes hoped, pay for the expedition with the prospect of profits from new whaling grounds the main enticement. This was an important whaling expedition to the Weddell Sea, the first of its kind since 1843. This expedition helped to revive an interest in the Antarctic.
Place Of Origin:
England
London
Publisher:
Longmans, Green and Co.
Creation Date:
1894
Extent:
ix, 364 p., [2] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., 2 maps (1 col.) ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Digital Format:
Books and documents
Subjects:
Whaling--Antarctica
Natural history--Antarctica
Antarctica--Discovery and exploration--Scottish
Antarctica
Places:
England--London
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library Digital Imaging Group, 2008. (Open Collections Program at Harvard University. Expeditions and discoveries). Copy digitized has publisher's advertisements: p. [1]-24 (2nd group).
Attribution:
by W.G. Burn Murdoch ; with a chapter by W.S. Bruce.
Series:
Open Collections Program at Harvard University
Classification:
G850 1892 .B8
Repository:
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Widener Library, Harvard University
Record ID:
990018386850203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990018386850203941/catalog