Farthest North Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey By Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen
Nansen, Fridtjof

Westminster, England: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. F In two volumes; xiii + 510 pages + xii + 671 pages; with all 4 maps present; with a very good tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece etching of Nansen in Vol. I and both volumes thoroughly illustrated with color and black and white plates; Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) Norwegian explorer, oceanographer, statesman, and Nobel Prize winner, whose accounts of his many expeditions to the Arctic and North Atlantic are classics of Norwegian literature. During and after World War I Nansen concentrated his efforts on humanitarian and diplomatic activities. He received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1922 (Merriam Literature); appendix by Otto Sverdrup, captain of the Fram; the maps depict Franz Josef Land, a preliminary route-map for the voyage, the actual route and Nansen's & Johansen's sledge journey and a physical chart of North Polar Regions; bound in the original publishers decoratively gilt illustrated blue-green cloth; gilt spine titles, some edge, tips, spine ends wear & little splitting to cloth edge of the bindings; a little oxidation to some leaves & plates; closed tear in the blank margin of the maps, a little opening at the folds; in very good condition, a nice set of this North Pole exploration & travel classic. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24259)

$125.00

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