1882 1st ed Voyage of the VEGA Nordenskiold Voyage Sweden Northeast ASIA

NORDENSKIOLD, Adolf Erik

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“The thirst for discovery alone seems to have actuated the first Arctic voyage of which any record has [been made].” ­

– N.P. Wiseman (on Nordenskiold’s Arctic voyage)

 

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, a Swedish 19th-century explorer, is most remembered for his voyage on the Vega that navigated the northern coasts of Europe and Asia in attempts to discover the Northeast Passage. This 1878 voyage sailed via the Bering Strait, becoming the first to make the whole length of the Northeast passage. According to N.P. Wiseman in ‘The Dublin Review’,

“To show how this favourable season [winter] may be best utilized for the purposes of trade was one of the main objects of Baron Nordenskiold’s explorations, and he has thus played the part of a beneficent magician, unlocking the gates of this unexplored northern storehouse, where Winter has accumulated treasures, as though in emulation of the riches of the south.” (Volume 90, p. 291-292)

 

This voyage was an extremely popular event and the Scandinavian public sought to know more about it. Nordenskiold edited a monumental record of the event, and decided to write his own, smaller summary of the voyage.

 

This First American edition of “The Voyage of the Vega” includes nearly 300 in-text illustrations and includes a large folding map of Northern Europe. English translation by Alexander Leslie.

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1882 1st ed Voyage of the VEGA Nordenskiold Voyage Sweden Northeast ASIA

 

“The thirst for discovery alone seems to have actuated the first Arctic voyage of which any record has [been made].” ­

– N.P. Wiseman (on Nordenskiold’s Arctic voyage)

 

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, a Swedish 19th-century explorer, is most remembered for his voyage on the Vega that navigated the northern coasts of Europe and Asia in attempts to discover the Northeast Passage. This 1878 voyage sailed via the Bering Strait, becoming the first to make the whole length of the Northeast passage. According to N.P. Wiseman in ‘The Dublin Review’,

“To show how this favourable season [winter] may be best utilized for the purposes of trade was one of the main objects of Baron Nordenskiold’s explorations, and he has thus played the part of a beneficent magician, unlocking the gates of this unexplored northern storehouse, where Winter has accumulated treasures, as though in emulation of the riches of the south.” (Volume 90, p. 291-292)

 

This voyage was an extremely popular event and the Scandinavian public sought to know more about it. Nordenskiold edited a monumental record of the event, and decided to write his own, smaller summary of the voyage.

 

This First American edition of “The Voyage of the Vega” includes nearly 300 in-text illustrations and includes a large folding map of Northern Europe. English translation by Alexander Leslie.

 

Item number: #14216

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NORDENSKIOLD, Adolf Erik

 

The voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe : with a historical review of previous journeys along the north coast of the Old World

 

New York : Macmillan and Co., 1882. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xxviii, 756
    • 4 engraved plates
    • 10 lithograph maps
    • 298 woodcut, in-text illustrations
  • Provenance: Handwritten – John Caldwell, 1884
  • References: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman, The Dublin Review, Volume 90;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm)

 

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14216

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

NORDENSKIOLD, Adolf Erik

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete