James Clark Ross killing a musk ox John Brandard
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James Clark Ross killing a musk ox
Depiction of a hunting trip on 28 April 1830, during Commander James Clark Ross's exploration of Boothia Felix (now known as the Boothia Peninsula) and King William Land. Hunting with an Inuit tracker named Poo-yet-tah, Ross shot and killed a musk ox bull, or 'umingmak' in the local dialect. Plate facing p.350 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-10425
- The Royal Society
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