Towards the South Pole Aboard the “Francais”: The First French Expedition to the Antarctic 1903-1905: Charcot, Jean-Baptiste
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Towards the South Pole Aboard the “Francais”: The First French Expedition to the Antarctic 1903-1905

Author(s): Charcot, Jean-Baptiste

Copyright: 2004, UK
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.liv, 247, photo frontis, 273 bw photos, plan, drawing, 6 maps, appendix, illus blue-green cloth
Condition: issued w/o dj, cloth new

The first English translation of Charcot’s first expedition narrative - “Le "Francais" au Pole Sud: Journal de l'Expedition Antarctique Francaise, 1903-05”. Charcot originally intended to head north, but upon hearing there was no word from Nordenskjöld and his ship ‘Antarctic’ Charcot turned his attention to the south. Although Nordenskjöld returned before Charcot could begin his search, his time was well spent. Despite running aground and nearly sinking, the expedition discovered 620 miles of new coastline, conducted extensive scientific research, and took thousands of photos. A most important work of Antarctic exploration and long overdue for a translation.

See Rosove 60 for the original French edition.

This book is from the Fritz Lang Polar Collection. To see all current offerings from this Collection, click here.





















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