First navigation of the North West Passage (2008)

[Amundsen, Roald.]

Roald Amundsen and the Exploration of the Northwest Passage.

Published: Oslo: The Fram Museum.

Date: 2008

First edition. Square 8vo. pp. 105; numerous illusts., sketch maps, etc.; original card covers, new.

"In 1903-1906 Roald Amundsen established himself as a sailor and explorer of the first order when he successfully navigated the Gjoa through the entire length of the Northwest Passage, a treacherous ice-bound route that winds between the current northern Canadain mainland and Canada's Arctic islands. The expedition was a landmark event in the history of Arctic exploration ... This book tells the story of the Gjoa and her crew. It is fully illustrated with original photos from the expedition and contains several excerpts from Roald Amundsen's diary. The book includes a 30-page fully illustrated timeline of all the main efforts to find the Northwest Passage and a chapter on the mystery of the north magnetic pole." (from back cover)




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