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Western outlet of the Strait of the Fury & Hecla from W. end of Amherst island at which the expedition was stopped, 1824 (engraving)

Western outlet of the Strait of the Fury & Hecla from W. end of Amherst island at which the expedition was stopped, 1824 (engraving)


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Western outlet of the Strait of the Fury & Hecla from W. end of Amherst island at which the expedition was stopped, 1824 (engraving)

3672055 Western outlet of the Strait of the Fury & Hecla from W. end of Amherst island at which the expedition was stopped, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: Proof plate; drawn by Captain G.F.Lyon and engraved by Edward Finden from William Edward Parry's Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-west Passage (London, 1824).
by Lyon, George Francis); © Newberry Library

Media ID 33092462

© © Newberry Library / Bridgeman Images

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This engraving, titled "Western outlet of the Strait of the Fury & Hecla from W. end of Amherst island at which the expedition was stopped, 1824" takes us back to a significant moment in history. The print showcases a scene drawn by Captain G. F. Lyon and engraved by Edward Finden, depicting an expedition led by William Edward Parry in search of a North-west Passage. The image transports us to the rugged beauty of Amherst Island, located at the western end of this treacherous strait. As we gaze upon the print, we can almost feel the chill in the air and hear whispers carried by Arctic winds. In this vast wilderness, two figures stand as testament to human curiosity and resilience. They represent not only explorers but also ambassadors for their respective cultures - one native Inuit and one European adventurer united in their quest for discovery. The engraving captures both the majesty and challenges faced during this historic exploration. It serves as a reminder that nature's untamed landscapes can be both awe-inspiring and formidable. As we admire this artwork from centuries past, let us reflect on those who came before us - brave souls who ventured into uncharted territories with determination and courage. Their efforts paved the way for future generations to explore our world further. This engraving is not just a historical artifact; it is an invitation to embrace our innate curiosity about our planet's mysteries and celebrate humanity's enduring spirit of exploration.

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