Franklin's lost Arctic expedition, 1840s

Franklin's lost Arctic expedition, 1840s

V330/0103 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.8MB

Downloadable file size: 10.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Franklin's lost Arctic expedition. 19th century artwork of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror exploring the Arctic during Franklin's lost Arctic expedition. This expedition was led in 1845 by the British naval captain Sir John Franklin. It was an attempt to find the Northwest Passage, a sea-route between Canada and the Arctic that links the Atlantic to the Pacific. The ships were trapped in sea ice and all members of the expedition perished. The first successful crossing of the Northwest Passage by ship was in 1906, by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Engraving from 'The Atmosphere' (1873) by Camille Flammarion.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1873, 19th century, animal, arctic, artwork, black-and-white, boat, british, camille flammarion, cold, death, doomed, english, engraving, erebus, expedition, exploration, exploring, fatal, fauna, franklin, freezing, frozen, geographical, geography, historical, history, hms, ice, iceberg, icebergs, illustration, john, monochrome, moon, naval, navy, night, north west passage, north-west passage, northwest passage, ocean, polar, sailing, sea, ship, ships, terror, the atmosphere, transport, transportation, vessels boats, victorian, voyage, walrus, walruses, water, wildlife

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.