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THE NORTH POLE EXPEDITION  C1876 THE NORTH POLE EXPEDITION C1876

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THE NORTH POLE EXPEDITION.

"THE ALERT NIPPED BY THE ICE AGAINST THE SHORE OFF CAPE BEECHEY"

A full page engraving from The London Illustrated News dated November 11th, 1876 with later hand colour. The image measures approx 30 x 21 cms.

The British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876 was led by Sir George Strong Nares, with H.M.S. Discovery and H.M.S. Alert captained by Henry Frederick Stephenson.

Pandora the vessel owned by Sir Allen Young sailed to the Arctic with stores to relieve the Arctic expedition.