CHYDENIUS (JAKOB KARL EMIL) Svenska Expeditionen til Spetsbergen år 1861 Utförd under Ledning af Otto Torell, 2 parts, 1865
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SWEDISH SPITZBERGEN EXPEDITION, 1861. CHYDENIUS (JAKOB KARL EMIL) Svenska Expeditionen til Spetsbergen år 1861 Utförd under Ledning af Otto Torell, bound in 2 parts, 1865
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SWEDISH SPITZBERGEN EXPEDITION, 1861
CHYDENIUS (JAKOB KARL EMIL) Svenska Expeditionen til Spetsbergen år 1861 Utförd under Ledning af Otto Torell, bound in 2 parts, first edition, 15 colour lithographed plates (3 double-page), one folding lithographed map, one folding outline panoroma, illustrations in the text, spotting, early ownership inscription on upper cover, publisher's printed blue wrappers with vignette on upper covers, slightly frayed at extremities [Arctic Bibl. 3171], 8vo, Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt, 1865

Footnotes

  • "A beautifully illustrated report". The Swedish expedition to Spitsbergen led by Otto Torell, "often regarded as the first interdisciplinary polar expedition carried out by competent scientists, was exceptionally successful and for the first time provided reliable charts of the northern coasts of the archipelago" (Howgego). Chydenius was the physicist on the expedition.
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