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  • ILN June 4,1853
  • "The New Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin -  HMSS Phoenix" Antique wood engraving
  • Original Text on rear
  • ILN Antique stamp in red ink

Maritime Arctic Polar Search John Franklin ILN 1853 Antique Print


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Maritime Polar Expedition Illustrated London News Front Page "The New Arctic Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin-H.M.Screw Steam-ship "Phoenix"

Antique Front Page from the June 4, 1853 Edition ofThe Illustrated London News. Text relating to the wood engraving is on rear of page together with the red stamp logo of the ILN in lower left corner.

Franklin's lost expedition was a British voyage  tha set off to find and travers the last unavigated section of the Northwest Passage in the treacherous Arctic. Led by Captain Sir John Franklin, who had been Lieutenent Governor of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) 1837-43, departed England in 1845. A Royal Navy officer and experienced explorer, Franklin had served on three previous Arctic expeditions, the latter two as commanding officer. His fourth and last, undertaken when he was 59. After a few early fatalities, the two ships became icebound in Victoria Strait near King William Island in the Canadian Arctic. The entire expedition, 129 men, were lost. After several unsuccessful searches, in 1854  John Rae interviews local Inuit, who give him items from the expedition and tell him the men starved to death, after resorting to cannibalism. It was not until September 2014 that Ryan Harris, and underwater archeologist, announced the finding ian underwater wreck that he said was "indisputably" one of Franklin's two ships. Later it was stated tobe HMS Erebus. Recommended book on topic is Ice Blink- Tragic Fate of Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition by Scott Cookman

Condtion = Excellent

Size of Page= 27.5 x 40cm / Size of "HMSS Phoenix" = 23.5 x 15cm

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Buried In Ice: The Franklin Expedition (2:44:29)
First aired in February 1988 this NOVA documentary details the ill-fated voyage of the Franklin Expedition in the mid 1840s. Sorry for the poor quality, but. Plunge into the icy waters off the coast of Greenland to explore the wreck of a legendary ship in Arctic exploration. Join the Sea Hunters as they dive the r. After nearly 170 years, one of the lost ships from Sir John Franklins doomed Arctic expedition has been found. Peter Mansbridge explains how searchers locat. Sir John Franklins ill fated north west passage expedition in 1845 which cost the lives of all the men taking part. The remains of some of these men who die.
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