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    Category Arctic;
    Author Sverdrup,Otto
    Title NEW LAND Four Years in the Arctic Regions. Translated from the Norwegian by Ethel Harriet Hearn. With illustrations and Maps. 2 Volumes.
    Publishing Information London: Longmans, Green and Co.,1904.
    Description 1st English Edition: Vol I, xvi, 496pp; Vol II, xii, 504pp, illustrated with 62 plates from photos, four maps in the text plus two folding maps in pocket at end of volume. Nicely rebound with olive cloth covers with gilt titling to spine, Volume I has a silver and blue vignette depicting huskies by the "Fram". One of the great pieces of Arctic exploration literature from the early 20th century, being a record of Sverdrup's second expedition in the ship 'Fram' undertaken in 1898 to 1902. This second voyage aimed to explore Greenland & Ellesmere Island. Includes the mapping of southern & western Ellesmere Island, and the discovery of Axel Heiberg, Ellef Ringnes, Anud Ringnes, and Findlay Islands. The expedition filled in the last major unknown area on the map of the western Arctic. This first English edition includes four scientific appendices not printed in the Norwegian edition, by Per Elisaeus Schei, Herman Georg Simmons and Edvard Bay. Arctic Bibliography 17322. This is the narrative of the second Fram Expedition, 1898-1902, under Sverdrup, with the object of advancing towards the North Pole, through Smith Sound or to circumnavigate Greenland, with good descriptions of Ellesmere Island, life at winter quarters, animal life, hunting and sledge journeys, accounts of the mapping, etc. Minor foxing to half titles, contents clean. A lovely set.
    Price £550.00
    Keywords polar,qpolarq, arctic, polarbook S1-Arc
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