BELLINGSHAUSEN (FABIAN GOTTLIEB von) Dvukratnyizyskaniya v yuzhnomledovitom okeane[ Two Voyages in the Antarctic Ocean...Carried out in the Corvettes 'Vostock' and 'Mirny'] Moscow, Department of Geographical Literature, 1949
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BELLINGSHAUSEN (FABIAN GOTTLIEB von) Dvukratnyizyskaniya v yuzhnomledovitom okeane[ Two Voyages in the Antarctic Ocean...Carried out in the Corvettes 'Vostock' and 'Mirny'] Moscow, Department of Geographical Literature, 1949
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BELLINGSHAUSEN (FABIAN GOTTLIEB von)
Dvukratnyiz yskaniya v yuzhnom ledovitom okeane i plavanie vokrug sveta v prodolzhenii 1819, 20 i 21 godov, sovershennyya na shlyupakh "Vostoke" i "Mirnom" [Two Voyages of Exploration in the Antarctic Ocean, and a Circumnavigation of the World in the Years 1819, 20, and 21], several plates (after those in the 1831 edition), one folding map, errata slip, several Russian library stamps, publisher's cloth-backed pictorial boards, refurbished [Rosove 31.B1; Spence 118; OCLC 41823089], 4to (263 x 175mm.), Moscow, [Department of Geographical Literature], 1949

Footnotes

  • The second Russian language edition, surprisingly printed some 130 years after the exceedingly rare first edition, of Bellingshausen's pioneering first Russian Antarctic exploring expedition, during which important charting of parts of South Georgia, the South Sandwich, and other Antarctic islands was achieved.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from PBA Galleries (1999).
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