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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 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. The present collection of photographs is the work of the the expedition photographer Ankersen, but seems to derive from Grotewahl’s archives in Kiel. All but one, a photograph showing a map of the expedition’s routes, show field images from the expedition, including high-level shots taken during their climbs, mountain views, images of the various camps, an image of the cruise ship that carried the expedition to Spitsbergen, and an image of the Zieten which brought it back. The photographs appear never to have been published.
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