Fourteen remarkable lithographs, preceded by succinct descriptions of each, from Disco, to Beechy Island, to Wellington Channel, including sketches of sledge parties on the ice. May himself was a Lieutenant on the Assistance before it was abandoned. Last plate show relics of Franklin that Dr. Rae had found. Final part of description lists officers on all five of Belcher’s ships: Assistance, Resolute, Pioneer, North Star, and Intrepid.
Subscribers included Bradford, Belcher, John Barrow (younger), the Dean of Exeter, James Hogg, M’Clintock, Lt. Nares, Cpt. Ommaney, R. Adm. Parry, Cmd. Pullen, Lt. Pym, and R. Adm. Seymour.