Fathest North.Broadside (1876)

The Five Flags Hoisted at 83 20 26 N. on May 12th. 1876. Nares Expedition.

Published: London

Date: 1876

Rare lithograph commemorating the farthest north record set by Commander Markham on May 12th. 1876, showing the five flags of the expedition. The British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876, led by Sir George Nares, was another attempt by the Admiralty to reach the North Pole. Although the expedition failed in its goal to reach the Pole a sledging party under Commander Markham did in fact set the new record commemorated by this broadside.

Condition
Very good

£1250

Offered by Peter Hill