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Author: WHYMPER, FRÉDERICK. Title: Voyages et aventures dans l'Alaska (ancienne Amérique Russe). Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par Émile Jonveaux.
Description: Paris, Hachette et Cie., 1871.Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt, top edge gilt. With folding map and 37 wood-engravings. II,412 pp.First French edition; first published in London in 1868: Travel and adventure in the territory of Alaska, formerly Russian America. - The author, a member of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Expedition, visited Plover Bay (Chukotka) 1865, and Petropavlovsk 1866, traveled in Kamchatka and on the west coast of Okhotsk Sea; later made journeys up and down the Yokon River from the Norton Sound region. He gives here accounts of his journeys (Arctic Bibl. 19424 English ed.). Whymper's account, and his artwork, constitute one of the most significant contributions to Alaska description of this period' (Haycox, Alaska Biblio. p. 254) Also containing account of the Vancouver Island Expedition. - Some foxing otherwise fine.Howgego IV, p.1004.
Keywords: Alaska America Arctic Pole
Price: EUR 192.50 = appr. US$ 209.22 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 25554