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1st. Communication, With the Natives of Boothia Felix

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Arctic landscape; a group of Europeans leave their muskets on the ground and walk across the ice towards a group of Inuits, one of whom approaches in a boat, while others are gathered in a large circle further off; with another European in the left foreground, icebergs and cliffs in the background; after J. Ross; illustration to J Ross' 'Narrative of a second voyage in search of a North-West passage.' (London, 1835). Colour mezzotint with additional hand-colouring.
Additional Makers: Print Maker - James Lahee; Publisher - Sir John Ross; Print maker - William Say
Inscription: Lettered below the image with the title and 'J. Ross. // W. Say. // Printed in Colors by J. Lahee. // London, Published 1834, by Captain J. Ross, R.N.'
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Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada

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