Antarctic’s Voyage to the Southern Ocean or The Norewgians’ Landing on South Victoria Land: Chaplin, Paul, trans.
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Antarctic’s Voyage to the Southern Ocean or The Norewgians’ Landing on South Victoria Land

Author(s): Chaplin, Paul, trans.

Copyright: 2022, NZ
Specifications: 1st English trans, Ltd ed 150, 8vo, pp.236, 8 bw photo, 15 illus, 7 bw (3 fldg) maps, wrap
Condition: signed, new

This is the first English translation of Leonard Kristensen’s very rare ‘Antarctic’s Reise til Sydishavet’, published in 1895. Kristensen was the captain of the Norwegian sealer ‘Antarctic’ which was organized by H. J. Bull to investigate whaling opportunities in the Ross Sea (1894-95). They claimed the first landing on the Antarctic continent at Cape Adare in Victoria Land. Kristensen himself claims to have stepped ashore first; a claim also made by both Carsten Borchgrevink and Alexander von Tunzelman. Bull also wrote his own account of the expedition ‘The Cruise of the ‘Antarctic’ to the South Polar Regions’ (1896).

Rosove considers this to be “the rarest firsthand narrative account dating from the resurgence of interest in south polar exploration in the 1890s through the end of the heroic period.”

See Rosove 193.





















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