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BRUIJNE, A. de, L.R. KOOLEMANS BEIJNEN, e.a. De verslagen omtrent den tocht met de Willem Barents naar en in de IJszee, in den zomer van 1878 (&) 1879. Amsterdam, C.L. Brinkman, Utrecht, J.L. Beijers, 1879- 1880.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf. With 2 folding coloured maps, 6 tables, and 5 plates (4 folding). 71; 40 pp. Bijbladen Tijdschrift Aardrijkskundig Genootschap. - The Dutch ship Willem Barents, on the first trip to the Arctic in 1878, cruised the Greenland Sea to Jan Mayen and northwest West Spitsbergen, thence southward to Bear Island, and eastward across Barents Sea in north-south traverses as far as Novaya Zemlya. The second voyage went as far as Novaya Zemlya, thence north and westward to a point off Franz Josef Land. Tiele 1111; Arctic Bibl. 2393-2394. [Boeknr.: 9728 ]

€ 125,00

CHYDENIUS, Jacob Karl Emil. Svenska expeditionen till Spetsbergen år 1861 under ledning of Otto Torell. 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. [Boeknr.: 33037 ]

€ 350,00

GERRITSZ., Hessel. Beschryvinghe van der Samoyeden Landt en Histoire du pays nommé Spitsberghe. Uitgegeven door S.P. l'Honoré Naber. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1924. Cloth. With plate and 5 maps. LIV,125 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XXIII. - Contains Isaac Massa's description of Siberia. The second part deals with Spitsbergen based on the logs of Willem Barentsz. [Boeknr.: 7716 ]

€ 65,00

HACQUEBORD, Louwrens & René de BOK. Spitsbergen 79 o N.B. Een Nederlandse expeditie in het spoor van Willem Barentsz. Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1981. Folio. Wrappers. With many illustrations (some in colours). 160 pp. Dutch expedition to the settlement of Smeerenburg on Amsterdam Island in northwest Svalbard, founded by Danish and Dutch whalers in 1619 as one of Europe's northernmost outposts. [Boeknr.: 794 ]

€ 18,00

NANSEN, Fridtjof. Spitzbergen. 2. Auflage. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1922.Original decorated boards. With 180 drawings, photographic illustrations and maps by the author. 327 pp. Second German edition. - Oceanographic observations during the cruise of the Veslemöy to Spitsbegen and waters further north in 1912.Arctic Bibl. 12019 (English edition only). [Boeknr.: 31997 ]

€ 45,00

OOSTERVELD, Piet. Nederlandse Spitsbergen expeditie 1968-'69. (Nijmegen, 1970). Oblong 8vo. Wrappers. With photographic illustrations. 48 pp. - (Waterstained). Account of the overwintering of four Dutch students during this Dutch expedition on Kapp Lee, Edgeøya, an island of the Spitsbergen Archipelago. [Boeknr.: 31816 ]

€ 15,00

PHIPPS, Constantine John. A voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by his majesty's command 1773. London, printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774.4to. Later half calf, with red morocco title label to spine. With 3 folding engraved maps and 12 folding or double page engraved views and plates and 11 folding tables. VIII,253 pp. First edition; with the armorial bookplate of Charles Steward. - 'Official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. The expedition of the Racehorse and Carcass, undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice of Spitsbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of the distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of young Horatio Nelson, as midshipsman aboard the Carcass, and his encounter with a polar bear' (Hill 1351). On board the Racehorse was the Nigerian author Olaudah Equiano. Phipps's narrative of his voyage was of considerable scientific interest and was the beginning of modern efforts to reach the North Pole. It also made an important addition to the knowledge of the natural productions of Spitsbergen. - The first British attempt to reach the North Pole since 1615. - A fine copy.Sabin 62572; JCB 1966; Chavanne 1944 (other ed.); Cox II, p.19; Stam, Books on ice, p.13. [Boeknr.: 10684 ]

€ 3500,00

RAVEN, Dirck Albertsz. Journael ofte beschrijvinge van de reyse gedaen .. na Spitsbergen, inden jare 1639, ten dienste van de E.Heeren Bewinthebbers vande Groenlantse Compagnie tot Hoorn. Utrecht, 1647. Reprint. (No pl., 1951). Wrappers. 18 pp. - (Model voor den uitgever). [Boeknr.: 15728 ]

€ 30,00

VISSER, Fedde Jansz. Op walvisjacht naar Spitsbergen. Een hachelijke onderneming in de Noordelijke IJszee, 1774-1778. Bezorgd en ingeleid door L. Hacquebord. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2010. Boards. With illustrations (several in colours). 160 pp. Three 18th century journals by Fedde Jansz Visser written during his whaling expeditions. [Boeknr.: 31934 ]

€ 30,00


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