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BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1875-1876
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BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1875-1876

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BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1875-1876
A W.T. Copeland & Sons stone china dinner plate printed in pale blue with 'ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1875' logo within intertwined rope pattern border to rim, 'W.T. COPELAND & SONS ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1875' anchors on the reverse of rim, 'ALERT' and Copeland marks on the reverse

10 3/8in. (26.4cm.) diameter

Copeland produced special services for both of Nares' ships. The expedition was sent out be the Admiralty to attempt to reach the North Pole by way of Smith Sound and culminated in Commander Albert Hastings Markham's Farthest North of 83°20'26'N (12 May, 1876), a record latitude at the time.
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