First communication with the natives of Boothia Felix William Say
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First communication with the natives of Boothia Felix
Depiction of the events of 9 January 1830, when John Ross "saw four Esquimaux [Inuit] near a small iceberg ... Knowing that the word of salutation between meeting tribes was Tima tima, I hailed them in their own language, and was answered by a general shout of the same kind". Plate facing p.243 of the Narrative of a second voyage in search of a north-west passage, and of a residence in the Arctic regions during the years 1829 ... 1833, by Sir John Ross (London, 1835). John Ross and his nephew James Clark Ross endured four winters trapped in the Arctic ice on an expedition to find the elusive Northwest Passage. John Ross was knighted in 1834 following his return to England.
Original: mezzotint. 1835
- Image reference: RS-10422
- The Royal Society
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