Naermest Sydpolen Aaret 1900
Nearest the South Pole In the Year 1900
By Carsten E Borchgrevink
Kobenhaven [Copenhagen]: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1905. 1st Edition. tall octavo; 562pp. Publisherâ€™s full red cloth covers with all maps, photos, charts and complete color plates accompanying the Danish text; 6 maps (one foldout in color, 2 full page color, 1 full page b/w, 2 in text), 42 mostly full page photographic full page illustrations (6 color), 224 mostly photographic illustrations. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. No prior ownership markings, no foxing, folds or tears, professionally refreshed end pages â€“ Near Fine internally â€“ a Very Good copy overall.
The original publications were published in parts â€“ this is the first publication of the compiled narratives. Scarce. Spence 153. Taurus 23; Rosove 48.A2.b. This Danish edition, in a language closely related to Norwegian, contains materials not present in the English edition, including attractive color plates and a report by Capt. Bernhard Jensen from 1 March 1899 to 28 January 1900 when the Shipâ€™s party was separated from the Cape Adare shore party (pp. 449-73).â€“ Rosove
The Norwegian Antarctic Expedition commanded by Carsten Borchgrevink sailed from Christiana (Oslo) on 30 July 1898, departed London 22 August and stopped at Hobart, departing there 17 December. They encountered pack on 30 December, crossed the Antarctic Circle 23 January 1899, cleared the pack on 10 February, and arrived at Cape Adare on 18 February. The defining features of Cape Adare were high winds, unstable sea ice and encircling mountains. The three combined to make geographical exploration difficult. The winter science program consisted of magnetic and meteorological observations and natural history collections.
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