New Lands Within The Arctic Circle

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This two-volume work by the nineteenth-century Arctic explorer and artist Julius von Payer (1841–1915), originally published in German and translated into English almost immediately in 1876, documents his experiences during the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition, which he commanded from 1872 to 1874 with his colleague Karl Weyprecht.

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Early into the expedition, of which the original aim was to find a north-eastern passage, their ship, the Tegetthoff, became trapped in ice, and its resultant drifting into unknown territories led to the discovery of Franz-Josef Land.

Volume 1 explores the climate and terrain of the Arctic region, the navigational strategies employed by the crew, and the challenges they faced as perilous conditions led them to abandon ship.

Volume 2 describes the crew’s exploration of Franz-Josef Land by sledge, and their subsistence by means of bear-hunting, rationing of food, and making clothes from animal skins, until they made their way to safety.

Julius von Payer




Cambridge University Press

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Weight 0.994 kg
Dimensions 22 × 14 × 4.5 cm



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