Original maroon cloth decorated with the Norwegian flag on front covers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Gives an autobiographical account of Amundsen's various Polar endeavors and accomplishments.
By the time of his departure in 1873, Baker had achieved very little in the face of entrenched opposition; but even that little was remarkable; and it was augmented by the publication of this lively narrative."Original pictorial cloth, spine ends repaired.
Engraved portrait frontispiece, tinted lithographed frontispiece, 2 maps, 1 folding, 13 plates.
"In 1903, Amundsen led the first expedition to successfully traverse the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (something explorers had been attempting since the days of Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson), with six others in a 47 ton steel seal hunting vessel, Gja.
After a third winter trapped in the ice, Amundsen was able to navigate a passage into the Beaufort Sea after which he cleared into the Bering Strait, thus having successfully navigated the Northwest Passage. Continuing to the south of Victoria Island, the ship cleared the Canadian Arctic Archipelago on August 17, 1905, but had to stop for the winter before going on to Nome on the Alaska Territory's Pacific coast.
In 1714 the plates with added French titles and decorative borders were used for his Atlas Nouveau.
This atlas of voyages is a monument to the age of exploration and discovery, and the delicacy of the engraving, especially of the small cartouche vignettes, makes it one of the most beautiful of the Dutch atlases. The Portuguese part is translated from Barros, the Spanish from Herrera, the English a.o. A handsome set of the very rare complete folio edition, with Die Nieuwe Weerelt der Landtschappen ende Eylanden Antwerpen, vander Loe, 1563 die tot hier toe allen ouden weerelt bescrijveren onbekent geweest sijn.
Complete with 262 pages, aquatint folding map and two handcoloured engraved plates. Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship "Gja" 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen with a supplement by first lieutenant Hansen, vice-commander of the expedition.
Dedicated to the King (which must be Louis Napoleon in his last days). 8vo 335 397 pages with 141 bw photos and plates, two frontispieces, and each volume has a map in full colour at rear.
Very rare8vo, portrait frontispieces, folding map, plates, original pictorial cloth with wear.