New Land. Four Years in the Arctic Regions

SVERDRUP, Otto. New Land. Four Years in the Arctic Regions.

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SVERDRUP, Otto. New Land. Four Years in the Arctic Regions. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1904.

Two volumes, 8vo. Original blue cloth, image of huskies on the ice next to the Fram blocked in silver to upper covers, lettered in silver; pp. xvi, 496; xii, 504; numerous illustrations from photographs, 3 folding maps including 2 in pocket at rear of volume II; light offsetting from browning to endpapers; otherwise a superb copy.
First English edition, translated from the original Norwegian. The second Fram expedition under Sverdrup as leader lasted from 1898-1902. Thwarted in his attempt to advance on the North Pole through Smith Sound, Sverdrup wintered initially in the area West of Ellesmere Island. Over the next three years, the expedition sent out sledging parties, which were successful in exploring the area - their main achievement was the discovery of the Sverdrup Islands. 'More new land (some 260,000 square km) was charted by Sverdrup than during any other polar expedition in history' (Otto Sverdrup Centennial Expedition website).
Arctic Bibliography 17322.