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Background imageCharted Collection: The Theatre on board HMS Alert, British Arctic Expeditio

The Theatre on board HMS Alert, British Arctic Expeditio
Engraving showing the theatre on board HMS Alert during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Plays were staged aboard the ship to keep up morale during the cold, dark winter months

Background imageCharted Collection: Map of Smith Sound and Greenland, 1875

Map of Smith Sound and Greenland, 1875
Engraving showing a map of Smith Sound and Greenland, as it was known in May 1875. Much of the map is erroneous or missing in detail

Background imageCharted Collection: The Scene on the Deck of HMS Discovery at Portsmouth, 1876

The Scene on the Deck of HMS Discovery at Portsmouth, 1876
Engraving showing the scene on the deck of HMS Discovery at the end of her Arctic expedition, Portsmouth, 1876. In 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships

Background imageCharted Collection: A Sectional Boat used by Sir Henry Morton Stanley in Africa

A Sectional Boat used by Sir Henry Morton Stanley in Africa
Engraving of a sectional boat, used by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) during his 1874 expedition to central Africa, being carried by a number of local porters

Background imageCharted Collection: A Young Family waving goodbye to the British Arctic Expediti

A Young Family waving goodbye to the British Arctic Expediti
Engraving showing a young mother and two children waving farewell to the ships of the British Arctic Expedition, as they depart

Background imageCharted Collection: The Admiralty Chart of the Arctic Region, 1875

The Admiralty Chart of the Arctic Region, 1875
Engraving showing a map of the Arctic region, produced by the British Admiralty in 1875. Although mostly complete, the blank area around the North Pole shows the area that had not yet been visited

Background imageCharted Collection: A Funeral in the Ice, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876

A Funeral in the Ice, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876
Engraving showing a funeral taking place in the Arctic, during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships

Background imageCharted Collection: The Crew of HMS Alert Burning Guy Fawkes, November 1875

The Crew of HMS Alert Burning Guy Fawkes, November 1875
Engraving showing the crew of HMS Alert burning a Guy Fawkes, during the British Arctic Expedition, 5th November 1875. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two

Background imageCharted Collection: HMS Alert towing HMS Discovery through Icebergs, British

HMS Alert towing HMS Discovery through Icebergs, British
Engraving showing HMS Alert towing HMS Discovery through icebergs, with Disco Island in the background, as seen from HMS Valorous (left foreground) during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: The Crew of the Pandora Recovering Mail from the Cairn on

The Crew of the Pandora Recovering Mail from the Cairn on
Engraving showing the crew of the ship Pandora recovering mail, left by the British Arctic Expedition of 1875, from the cairn on top of Carey Island

Background imageCharted Collection: HMS Alert in the North Atlantic, 1876

HMS Alert in the North Atlantic, 1876
Engraving showing HMS Alert, her bow covered in ice, heading home to Great Britian at the end of the 1875-1876 Arctic Expedition

Background imageCharted Collection: British Sailors meeting Greenland Women, Disco Island, 1875

British Sailors meeting Greenland Women, Disco Island, 1875
Engraving showing the scene as the Royal Navy sailors, of the British Arctic Expedition, attempt to charm some of the female inhabitants of Greenland, 1875

Background imageCharted Collection: Equipment used in the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876

Equipment used in the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876
Engraving showing a variety of equipment used during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Tents, small boats, cooking utensils and various cutting implements can be seen

Background imageCharted Collection: Sledge Hauling, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876

Sledge Hauling, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876
Engraving showing a sledging party hauling their load up a steep incline to reach a depot at Cape Rawson, British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: HMS Alert caught in ice off Cape Beechey, 1875-1876

HMS Alert caught in ice off Cape Beechey, 1875-1876
Engraving showing HMS Alert caught in the ice, against the shore of Cape Beechey during the 1875-1876 British Arctic Expedition

Background imageCharted Collection: The Western Sledge Party of the British Arctic Expedition, 1

The Western Sledge Party of the British Arctic Expedition, 1
Engraving showing Western sledging party setting out from HMS Alert to explore the coast of Ellesmere Island, April 1876. Led by Lieutenant Aldrich this party explored 220 miles of the northern shore

Background imageCharted Collection: Sledging Party on the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876

Sledging Party on the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876
Engraving showing a sledging party making an overland journey between HMS Alert and HMS Discovery during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: The Look-Out or Crows Nest, British Arctic Expedition, 18

The Look-Out or Crows Nest, British Arctic Expedition, 18
Engraving showing the Look-out or Crows Nest at the top of the mainmast of one of the ships of the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: HMS Alert pushed aground by ice, Radmore Harbour, 1875-187

HMS Alert pushed aground by ice, Radmore Harbour, 1875-187
Engraving showing HMS Alert as she was pushed ashore by the pressure of the ice surrounding her at Radmore Harbour, Kennedy Channel during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: Ginger the dog attempting to board the ship, British Arctic

Ginger the dog attempting to board the ship, British Arctic
Engraving showing the dog Ginger attempting to board one of the ships of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Ginger, like all the dogs of the expedition

Background imageCharted Collection: Greenlanders of Disco Island, 1875

Greenlanders of Disco Island, 1875
Engraving showing three inhabitants of Godhaven, Disco Island, Greenland. Disco Island was one of the places visited by the British Arctic Expedition of 1875

Background imageCharted Collection: The Look-out at the Mast-Head of HMS Alert, 1875

The Look-out at the Mast-Head of HMS Alert, 1875
Engraving showing the Look-out or Crows Nest at the top of the main-mast of HMS Alert during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: A Sledging Party in their Tent, British Arctic Expedition, 1

A Sledging Party in their Tent, British Arctic Expedition, 1
Engraving showing a sledging party of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876, in their tent at night. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships

Background imageCharted Collection: The Funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, British Arctic Exped

The Funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, British Arctic Exped
Engraving showing the funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, the Danish interpreter, during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, 1875

HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, 1875
Engraving showing HMS Alert (left) and HMS Discovery prior to their setting out on the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: The Deck of HMS Alert, British Arctic Expedition, 1875

The Deck of HMS Alert, British Arctic Expedition, 1875
Engraving showing the weather deck of HMS Alert as it headed out for the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Husky dogs

Background imageCharted Collection: Sledge party leaving an invalid in an ice cave, British Arct

Sledge party leaving an invalid in an ice cave, British Arct
Engraving showing a sledging party leaving an invalid, and a carer, in an ice cave; then heading back to base to fetch help, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: Lieutenant Parr sets out to find help for the Northern Sledg

Lieutenant Parr sets out to find help for the Northern Sledg
Engraving showing Lieutenant Parr setting off from the Northern Sledging party, in order to fetch help, during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: The Greenland Division of Sledges, British Arctic Expedition

The Greenland Division of Sledges, British Arctic Expedition
Engraving showing the Greenland division of dog sledges commanded by Lieutenant Beaumont and Dr. Coppinger during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: Men of the British Arctic Expedition cutting a channel throu

Men of the British Arctic Expedition cutting a channel throu
Engraving showing the men of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876, cutting a channel through the ice for their ship to follow

Background imageCharted Collection: A Sledging Party Camping for the Night, British Arctic Exped

A Sledging Party Camping for the Night, British Arctic Exped
Engraving showing a sledging party setting up camp for the night, during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two

Background imageCharted Collection: Checking the Thermometers at the Winter Quarters

Checking the Thermometers at the Winter Quarters
Two members of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876 checking the thermometers used at their Winter Quarters. In 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships

Background imageCharted Collection: Starting a Sledge Journey, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1

Starting a Sledge Journey, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1
Engraving showing a sledging party preparing for an overland journey during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two

Background imageCharted Collection: A Dog Sledge of the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876

A Dog Sledge of the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876
Engraving showing a dog sledge and men of the British Arctic Expedition travelling over the ice between HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, 1876

Background imageCharted Collection: HMS Alert and HMS Discovery seen from the deck of HMS V

HMS Alert and HMS Discovery seen from the deck of HMS V
Engraving showing HMS Alert and HMS Discovery (both in the background) parting company with HMS Valorous (foreground) at the beginning of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Background imageCharted Collection: Scenes from The British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876

Scenes from The British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876
Engraving showing a number of scenes from the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876 and the equipment used. The sledging parties can be seen at work in the scenes and in the centre

Background imageCharted Collection: HMS Discovery and HMS Alert, 1875

HMS Discovery and HMS Alert, 1875
Engraving showing HMS Discovery (on left) and HMS Alert, seen just prior to the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two

Background imageCharted Collection: Sledging Party cooking lunch, British Arctic Expedition, 187

Sledging Party cooking lunch, British Arctic Expedition, 187
Engraving showing a sledging party of the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876, preparing to have their lunch. In the foreground can be seen their sledge with various equipment attached

Background imageCharted Collection: The Skating Rink at the Winter Quarters of HMS Discovery

The Skating Rink at the Winter Quarters of HMS Discovery
Engraving showing the skating rink that was created beside the winter quarters of HMS Discovery during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876


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