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Deutsche Spitzbergen Expedition 1925: 51 original photographs
[Spitsbergen.] Deutsche Spitzbergen Expedition 1925. A modern album containing 51 photographs by expedition photographer W. Ankersen. 51 original photographs, each approx. 88 x 115mm., all inkstamped to verso with the expedition name and the separate inkstamp of Dr. W. Ankersen, many also bearing the inkstamp of expedition leader Dr. Max Grotewahl and/or the inkstamp of the Archiv für Polarforschung, all numbered variously several times in ink or by hand, 9 of them identified by hand to verso; in very good and unfaded condition, the album recent cloth. The Deutsche Spitzbergen Expedition of 1925 was a 4-man expedition led by Max Grotewahl, with Walter Ankersen (photographer), Fritz Biller (cinematographer), and Rudolf Jupitz (geologist and biologist). The four men spent the period from mid-July to early Septetmber exploring the Magdalena Bay region in north west Spitsbergen. They crossed three new passes and ascended six peaks for the first time. The expedition travelled back from Spitsbergen aboard S.M.S. Zieten, then under the command of Alfred Ritscher. On his return, Grotewahl wrote a single paper with results from the expedition, and drew critisicm for squandering resources. However, his experiences in planning and running the expedition led him to look into the possibility of establishing a research base that would support future polar expeditions. This led to his foundation in July 1926 of the Archiv für Polarforschung at Kiel (today the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung). The present collection of photographs is the work of the the expedition photographer … [Click Below for Full Description]
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