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CHYDENIUS, JACOB KARL EMIL. - Svenska expeditionen till Spetsbergen år 1861 under ledning of Otto Torell.

Title: Svenska expeditionen till Spetsbergen år 1861 under ledning of Otto Torell.
Description: Stockholm, P.A. Sorstedt & Söner, 1865.Original embossed green cloth with gilt picture on front. With folding double-page panoramic view, folding map with inset maps, 15 (3 double-page) coloured lithographed plates by Abrah. Lundquist and 18 woodengravings in the text. (10),480 pp.First edition. - 'Torell's expedition of 1861 had been exceptionally succesful, despite all the obstacles presented by ice and weather. It was the first interdisciplinary polar expedition carried out by competent professional scientists. There is no exaggeration in saying that this enterprise initiated scientific polar exploration, and that Torell is rightly looked upon, not only as the 'father' of Swedish polar exploration, but as the founder of scientific polar exploration in general' (Liljequist, High latitudes, p.38). The Arctic navigator Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832-1901) participated in this successful Spitbergen expedition. - (Foxed as usual).Arctic Bibl. 3171.

Keywords: Arctic Pole Spitsbergen

Price: EUR 371.00 = appr. US$ 403.22 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 33037

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