Sydpolen; Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram.
Place Published: Kristiania:
Publisher: Jacob Dybwads Forlag,
Date Published: 1912.
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 9289
8vo, (8),528; (6),424pp. Two volumes in original gilt lettered decorated blue cloth with original endpapers. A portrait, 94 mostly photographic plates, 226 mostly photographic illustrations in the text, 11 maps and plans, 2 full-page charts and 14 sketch maps, charts and graphs in the text. Very good + copy of the true 1st Edition. Rosove 8.A2; Spence 14. The official account of the 1910-12 Norwegian Antarctic expedition. Amundsen improvised on what should have been a race to the north Pole, but on learning that Peary had already clamed that crown, he changed his focus to the South Pole. The expedition arrived at the Bay of Whales Antarctica in January 1911 and on December 14, 1911 at 3pm, Amundsen, and his party ( Bjaaland, Wisting, Hassel and Hanssen), became the first to reach the South Pole. Scott and party reached the pole on January 17, 1912.