New Lands within the Arctic Circle: Narrative of the Discoveries of the Austrian Ship Tegetthoff in the Years 1872-1874 - New Lands within the Arctic Circle 2 Volume Set Volume 1 (Paperback)
  • New Lands within the Arctic Circle: Narrative of the Discoveries of the Austrian Ship Tegetthoff in the Years 1872-1874 - New Lands within the Arctic Circle 2 Volume Set Volume 1 (Paperback)
zoom

New Lands within the Arctic Circle: Narrative of the Discoveries of the Austrian Ship Tegetthoff in the Years 1872-1874 - New Lands within the Arctic Circle 2 Volume Set Volume 1 (Paperback)

(author)
£27.99
Paperback 378 Pages / Published: 29/12/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
This two-volume work by the nineteenth-century Arctic explorer and artist Julius von Payer (1841-1915), originally published in German and translated into English almost immediately in 1876, documents his experiences during the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition, which he commanded from 1872 to 1874 with his colleague Karl Weyprecht. Early into the expedition, of which the original aim was to find a north-eastern passage, their ship, the Tegetthoff, became trapped in ice, and its resultant drifting into unknown territories led to the discovery of Franz-Josef Land. Volume 1 explores the climate and terrain of the Arctic region, the navigational strategies employed by the crew, and the challenges they faced as perilous conditions led them to abandon ship. The author also pays tribute to Weyprecht for his courageous attempts to free the vessel. The work contains both maps and paintings, the latter by von Payer himself.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108041447
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Making of the British Landscape
Added to basket
Leeds (NW) 1889
Added to basket
£2.95
Sheet map, folded
Willesden Junction 1894
Added to basket
£2.50
Sheet map, folded
Bradshaw's Railway Folded Map 1907
Added to basket
London: A History in Maps
Added to basket
A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps
Added to basket
A History of the World in Twelve Maps
Added to basket
The Karluk's Last Voyage
Added to basket
Central Liverpool 1890
Added to basket
£2.95
Sheet map, folded
The Making of the English Landscape
Added to basket
The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World
Added to basket
Central Middlesbrough 1913
Added to basket
£3.00
Sheet map, folded
Map Of A Nation
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.