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THE NORTH POLE EXPEDITION  C1875 THE NORTH POLE EXPEDITION C1875

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THE NORTH POLE EXPEDITION.

"THE PANDORA IN PEEL'S STRAIT, AUGUST 29. DRAWN ON THE WOOD IN THE POLAR REGIONS."

A full page engraving from The London Illustrated News dated October 23rd, 1875 with later hand colour. The image measures approx 34 x 24 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.