1867 Wood Engraving SS United States Arctic Voyage Glacier Iceberg XGV7


This is an original 1867 black and white wood engraving of an arctic landscape, which was drawn by H. Fenn from a sketch by Dr. Hayes and engraved by Fay and Cox. These scenes were documented during the S. S. United States schooner voyage of discovery toward the North Pole.

Please note that there is a blind emboss stamp on this image; it does not affect the integrity of the engraving. These items were obtained from a book from the State of Michigan as we acquired several collections from the historic archives/library. The stamp does not include any ink and does not break through the paper in any manner. To find other items related to this collection of rare maps, please see the link below.


This 144+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light foxing and aging. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light water staining. Please note that there is a blind emboss in the bottom right corner.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 4.75 inches; 18 x 12 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Mount Murchison, Church's Peak, C. Lieber, Mount Parry, C. Eugenie, C. Frederick VII, C. Union, Ice Caps, Natural History, Polar