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Ground plan of Somerset House
The ground plan of the hut constructed by the Ross expedition in late 1832, after the party had abandoned their icebound ship the Victory. The hut, divided into officers' and seamen's quarters, was constructed from the wreck of the Fury (lost in a previous Northwest Passage expedition) and named after the Royal Society's London headquarters. Plate facing p.689 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: lithograph . 1835
- Image reference: RS-10428
- The Royal Society
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