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The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the - BELLINGSHAUSEN, Fabian G. von - 1945. 
London Hakluyt Society 1945 - First English Edition. Hakluyt Society second series, XCI &XCII. 2 volumes, 8vo., 20 maps, frontispiece to each volume, 36 plates, original blue cloth gilt, original cream dustwrappers lettered in black, a fine set. Very rare with dustwrappers. Bellingshausen and his 118 companions belong in the front rank of early Antarctic explorers: they circumnavigated the Antarctic circle (the first since Cook to have done so), confirmed the existence of the South Shetland islands, discovered several new islands at high southern latitudes, and may well have been the first to sight the Antarctic continent itself. This is the first translation of Bellinghausen's original Russian narrative (1831), complete with notes from one of Britain's most experienced Antarctic geographers. Taurus 3; Rosove 33.A1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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