London, 1874. viii,590pp. plus thirty-five plates (including four chromolithographs) and two maps (one folding). Frontis. Illus. Contemporary three-quarter calf and cloth, spine gilt. Neatly rebacked, original spine laid down. Occasional minor offsetting. Very good. An account from the second German Arctic expedition from which it was concluded from geological, climatic, and natural history observations in Greenland that a land base would be more suitable for further Arctic exploration than a seagoing approach. "The German East Greenland expedition of 1869-70 was another milestone in the mercurial fortunes of the open polar sea theory. It was planned by August Petermann, the great German geographer who managed to mislead a number of Arctic explorers with his theories of currents and the sea.... The accomplishments of the expedition were modest but the appeal of shipwreck literature made this a fairly successful work in the English-speaking world" - Books on Ice. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 9024. NMM 943. BOOKS ON ICE 4.3. (Inventory #: WRCAM50794)
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.