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The Dutch in the Arctic Seas A Dutch Arctic Expedition and Route: Being a Survey of the North Polar Question, Including Extended Considerations for the Renewal of Dutch Arctic Research
VG+. London: Truebner & Co., 1877, 2nd Edition. Large 8vo, [xxxvii], 263pp., 10pp. publisherÍs Prospectus and Opinions to the Press bound in before Index, Appendix, Index, 44pp, PublisherÍs Advertisements at rear, large fold-out coloured map bound in as frontpiece. Burgundy cloth boards with bright gilt on cover and spine, black ruling on cover and spine, embossed colophon on recover, brown clay endspapers, secure uncracked hinges, no foxing, or folds, no prior ownership markings, small repair on spine spine with some fading. This was originally intended to be a 2 volume set, but Volume 2 was never published. Three editions (1876, 1877 and 1878) were produced and neither have a change in text from the first edition. A Very Good and complete copy of a Scarce publication.& & ñContains a history of Dutch voyages in the Greenland and Barents Seas; of early whaling and the commonly held 19th century views on the open polar sea, routes to the Pole, and oceanic current systems; chronologic table of voyages west and east of the West of Spitsbergen, 860-1876î„Arctic Bibliography 18520.& & NOTE: This book is an invaluable resource of information written by some of the most knowledgeable people relative to Greenland exploration and cultures. BUT: of special interest with this book is Van CampenÍs Appendix entitled: Chronological Table of Arctic Voyages North-East and Nort-West of Greenland. This table is 17 pages in length and spans from 860AD with the voyage of Norwegian explorer Naddodr through Allen Young in 1876. The table is a clear and easy to use data-base defining Date, Direction, Name of Explorer, Nationality, Name and Description of Vessel, and Results and Latitude Attained.
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