Narrative of a Voyage to the Southern Atlantic Ocean in the years 1828, 28 30, performed in HMS Sloop "Chanticleer" under the command of the late Captain Henry Foster

By: Webster, W.H.B.

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[1834]. Facsimile reprint, two vols, pp xii, 399; viii, 398, with 7 plates and maps, very clean internally with just a suggestion of age-toning, cloth very slightly marked. [Webster was the surgeon on board the vessel. From 1828 to 1831, Henry Foster was commander of HMS Chanticleer and led the British Naval Expedition to the South Atlantic, surveying the South Shetland Islands and notably Deception Island off the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition was to survey the coasts and land formations, as well as to determine the direction of ocean currents in both hemispheres. He named the Wollaston Islands of present-day Chile, in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, after the British chemist William Hyde Wollaston. As well as surveying coasts and ocean currents, Foster used a Kater invariable pendulum to make observations on gravity. The survey included the archipelago and island of Fernando de Noronha. Foster was given considerable assistance by the Governor, who let Foster use part of his own house for the pendulum experiments.]

Title: Narrative of a Voyage to the Southern Atlantic Ocean in the years 1828, 28 30, performed in HMS Sloop "Chanticleer" under the command of the late Captain Henry Foster

Author Name: Webster, W.H.B.

Categories: Travel,

Publisher: London, Dawsons of Pall Mall: 1970

ISBN Number: 0712904425

ISBN Number 13: 9780712904421

Book Condition: Very Good

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