The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen: Amundsen, Roald
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The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen

Author(s): Amundsen, Roald

Copyright: 1908, Dutton, NY
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xiii, 335, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, vII pp.ix, 397, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, teg, gilt-lettered spines & covers, black cloth
Condition: cloth w/ light wear, 2 bookplates in ea vol, vI fldg map w/ 2.5” tear, tight, fine

Account of the voyage of Amundsen’s ship Gjöa which made the first complete passage through the Northwest Passage. Amundsen and his crew of six were frozen in for two winters off King William Island and spent the time undertaking sledge journeys to determine the location of the North Magnetic Pole. They then moved westward until again being frozen in near Herschel Island. Amundsen skied south for 500 miles in order to telegraph news of the expedition’s progress and then returned back to the ship for the coming season. They subsequently sailed on and reached San Francisco six months after the great earthquake. An important work in Arctic exploration. The US Dutton edition appears to somewhat less common than the UK edition.

Karrow p.14.





















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