Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Herald during the Years 1845–51 under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B.

Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Herald during the Years 1845–51 under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B.
Being a Circumnavigation of the Globe and Three Cruizes to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108049818

£ 23.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Berthold Seemann (1825–71), a German-born botanist and traveller, published several scientific books and articles. He also composed music and in the 1860s he wrote three plays which enjoyed some success in Germany. In 1846 Seemann was appointed naturalist to the British ship HMS Herald, which was engaged in a hydrographical survey of the Pacific. In this two-volume work, published in 1853, the author recounts how he joined the Herald in Panama in 1847 and remained on board until 1851. The ship explored almost all of the West Coast of America and also sailed north into the Arctic seas. In Volume 2, the Herald is ordered to the Bering Strait to search for the Arctic explorer John Franklin. New islands are discovered and Seemann collects anthropological data related to the Inuit. The Herald also visits the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) several times, and eventually returns home via the Ascension Island.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108049818
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 1 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Herald ordered to search fro Franklin's expedition
    2. Behring's Strait
    3. The ice-cliffs of Eschscholtz Bay
    4. The Eskimoes
    5. Departure from Kotzbue Sound
    6. Second voyage to Behring's Strait
    7. Separation of the two vessels
    8. The Plover's wintering in Kotzbue Sound
    9. Mazatlan
    10. Journey into the interior of North-western Mexico
    11. Departure from Mazatlan
    12. Historical summary of the five years' search after Sir John Franklin
    13. Continuation of the voyage of the Herald
    14. The island of Hongkong
    15. Departure from Hongkong
    16. Stay at the Cape of Good Hope

  • Resources for

    Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Herald during the Years 1845–51 under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B.

    Berthold Seemann

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    This title is supported by one or more locked resources. Access to locked resources is granted exclusively by Cambridge University Press to lecturers whose faculty status has been verified. To gain access to locked resources, lecturers should sign in to or register for a Cambridge user account.

    Please use locked resources responsibly and exercise your professional discretion when choosing how you share these materials with your students. Other lecturers may wish to use locked resources for assessment purposes and their usefulness is undermined when the source files (for example, solution manuals or test banks) are shared online or via social networks.

    Supplementary resources are subject to copyright. Lecturers are permitted to view, print or download these resources for use in their teaching, but may not change them or use them for commercial gain.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please contact

  • Author

    Berthold Seemann

Related Books

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.