The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe with a …
The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe with a …
The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe with a …

NORDENSKIÕLD A.E. The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe with a Historical Review of Previous Journeys along the North Coast of the Old World...Translated by Alex….

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NORDENSKIÕLD A.E. The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe with a Historical Review of Previous Journeys along the North Coast of the Old World...Translated by Alexander Leslie. London, Macmillan and Co., 1881.

Two volumes, 8vo. Original cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in orange and gilt; pp. xxv, 524; xviii, 482; 5 steel engraved portraits, 10 folding maps including one large folding, numerous wood-cut illustrations; cloth with light wear to spine ends, a few maps with tiny marginal repairs, otherwise a very clean and fresh set.
First English edition. Nordenskiöld's Vega expedition, in the years 1878-80, proved finally the practicability of navigating the Northeast Passage by steamship. His account of the expedition in the Voyage of the Vega contains a wealth of well-illustrated information on all aspects of the undertaking, and is rendered all the more valuable for its overview of previous attempts at the passage.
Arctic Bibliography 12445.

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