Author:Amedeo Luigi H.R.H. Of Savoy

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On The "Polar Star" In The Arctic Sea (Two Volumes)

By: Amedeo Luigi H.R.H. Of Savoy

Price: £185.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co: 1903

Edition: 1903 First Edition

Seller ID: 68418

Condition: 346pp, 346-702pp, original decorative green cloth, cloth rubbed, bump to top corners, owner's signature, foxing to endpapers, very clean internally, Good+.


With nineteen men the Duke of Abruzzi sailed in the steam brigantine, Stella Polare, in June 1899, to Archangel, and then across the Barents Sea to Rudolph Island, Franz Josef Land, to winter in Teplitz Bay. The objective was to undertake marches on the ice of the Arctic Basin in attempts to reach the North Pole. They achieved 83°16’ North, the highest latitude achieved at that time by a sledge party. View more info