25 September 2002
After Lieut. Frederick William Beechey, R.N.
William Parry's First Voyage, 1819-1829: Iceberg in Baffin's Bay, July 1819; Burnet Inlet, Barrow's Strait; Situation of HMS Hecla & Griper, Sept. 20th 1819; The Crews of HM ships Hecla & Griper from the 17th to the 23rd of Augt 1820; and HMS Hecla & Griper in the ice below a headland
grey wash on paper
5¼ x 8½in. (13.7 x 22.2cm.) and similar
with a contemporary manuscript copy of extracts from Parry's journal describing 'The situation of HM Ship Hecla & Griper' on 20 July, 20 September and 22 December 1819 and 17-23 August 1820, corresponding to the drawings, 10½ pages, 8vo (gathered with modern tape); one drawing has an unrelated annotation to the reverse in the same hand. (7)
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The drawings, after Beechey, relate to Westall's plates after Beechey published in Parry's Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage ..., London: 1821.
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