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Ellis, Henry 1721-1806

Overview
Works: 88 works in 377 publications in 5 languages and 2,231 library holdings
Genres: Portraits  Maps  Sources  Bathymetric maps  History  Nautical charts 
Roles: Author, Cartographer, Translator
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A voyage to Hudson's Bay by Henry Ellis( Book )

115 editions published between 1749 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage to Hudson's-Bay, by the Dobbs Galley and California, in the years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a North West Passage : with an accurate survey of the coast, and a short natural history of the country ; together with a fair view of the facts and arguments from which the future finding of such a passage is rendered probable by Henry Ellis( Book )

94 editions published between 1748 and 2014 in English and Irish and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After running away to sea in 1741, Henry Ellis (1721-1806) joined a privately funded expedition with the purpose of discovering the North-West Passage, a possible trade route to the East Indies. While the expedition returned to England unsuccessful in 1747, having been thwarted by hazardous ice, Ellis believed that the route was still likely to exist. The party had travelled further north than any previous expedition, and Ellis's account, first published in 1748, generated great interest. The book includes a brief history of other attempts to find the passage, a map of Hudson Bay, several engravings of the fauna encountered, and observations of the natural history of the area. With his reputation increased by the book's publication, Ellis became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1749. He was later involved in the slave trade in Africa and colonial governance in North America
Considerations on the great advantages which would arise from the discovery of the North West Passage, and a clear account of the most practicable method for attempting that discovery by Henry Ellis( )

24 editions published between 1750 and 1967 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage to Hudson's-Bay by Henry Ellis( )

1 edition published in 1749 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reise nach Hudsons Meerbusen : ... in den Jahren 1746 und 1747, wegen Entdeckung einer nordwestlichen Durchfahrt in die Süd-See verrichtet worden ... by Henry Ellis( Book )

3 editions published in 1750 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Colonial records of the state of Georgia( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Chart of the coast where a north west passage was attempted] by Henry Ellis( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage de la Baye du Hudson : fait en 1746, 1747 Pour la découverte du passage de nord-ouest by Henry Ellis( Book )

3 editions published in 1749 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chart of the coast where a north west passage was attempted ... in the years 1746 & 1747 ... by Henry Ellis( )

2 editions published between 1794 and 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage à la Baye de Hudson : fait en 1746 & 1747 par les navires le Dobbs-Galley & la California, pour la découverte d'un passage au Nord-Ouëst by Henry Ellis( Book )

4 editions published in 1750 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the proceedings of the late embassy to China by Henry Ellis( Book )

2 editions published in 1818 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A draught of the harbour of Hallifax and the adjacent coast in Nova Scotia : survey'd by order of Commodore Spry by James Cook( )

1 edition published in 1766 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reize naar de Baai van Hudson, ter ontdekkinge van eenen Noord-Wester doortogt, gedaan in de jaaren 1746 en 1747, met de schepen de Dobbs-galley en de California by Henry Ellis( Book )

2 editions published in 1750 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelle carte des parties, où l'on a cherche le passage de nord-ouest dans les années 1746 et 1747 : représentant la route des vaisseaux dans cette expédition by Henry Ellis( )

3 editions published between 1747 and 1749 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ellis, .. 1721-1806

Ellis, H.

Ellis, Heinrich

Ellis, Heinrich 1721-1806

Ellis Henri

Ellis Henri 1721-1806

Ellis, Henrik 1721-1806

Ellis Henry

Henry Ellis

Henry Ellis Amerikaans ontdekkingsreiziger (-)

Henry Ellis Amerikaans ontdekkingsreiziger (1721-1805)

Henry Ellis explorador estadounidense

Хенри Елис

Эллис, Генри

هنری الیس کاشف آمریکایی

Languages
English (158)

French (104)

German (45)

Dutch (12)

Irish (1)