PHIPPS (Constantin-Jean).

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PHIPPS (Constantin-Jean).
Trip to the Boreal Pole, made in 1773, by order of the King of England. Paris, Saillant and Nyon, 1775. In-4 de XII, 259 pp, (1) ff, 12 p., contemporary marbled calf binding, decorated spine, red edges. First edition in French. 12 plates and folding maps out of text. In 1773, Phipps left London with two ships, the Carcasse and the Rachecorse, with the mission to discover a passage to the East through the polar seas. He sailed as far as Spitsbergen before being stopped and then surrounded by enormous glaciers. It was only with the help of the winds that he managed to break free and return to England. Through excellent observations and surveys, including astronomical ones, this expedition contributed greatly to the progress of nautical science in the polar regions. A good example. Small traces of wear on the binding. Sabin, 62574.
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