Out of the Frozen Deep — II

A polar bear plunging into the sea — Sir John Ross 1819 — an image of the early 19th century search for the north-west passage © British Library
Map of the Arctic showing area unknown in 1845 and the route Franklin was instructed to follow — map originally published in Sir John Franklin’s Last Arctic Expedition by Richard Cyriax 1939
Franklin’s route to Greenland, the Whalefish Islands and across Baffin Bay to Lancaster Sound (map shows route of James Clark Ross’s 1848–9 expedition in search of Franklin)
Daguerrotype of Edward Couch, HMS Erebus 16 May 1845 © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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