REPORT ON THE MAPS AND SURVEYS. BRITISH [TERRA NOVA] ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1910-1913.

First edition. Publisher's original maroon course grained cloth, with titles in gilt to the spine. Two plates, one photographic, the other a facsimile journal entry. 21 sketch diagrams, maps, plans and charts throughout the text (five of which are full page). 15 large folding maps in a pocket to rear (map V, Ross Island - West Coast with a short closed tear to one edge). An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm with a little bumping at the tips of the slightly faded spine. Small initials stamped in gilt to the lower left of the upper board. The contents, with the bookplate of Clinton E. Geiser to the front pastedown, are otherwise clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps.

A geologist on Scott's second journey, Frank Debenham was a member of both western geological parties. His map-making skills are best displayed in this publication, with all maps bar one drawn from the expedition, offered together with his description and criticism of the instruments he used to take measurements. Notably, map XI is the first detailed map of Erebus Bay by Ross Island. (Taurus 92; Rosove 293-10.A1).

Stock code: 24113

£1,750

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Author:

DEBENHAM, Frank

Published:

London: Harrison and Sons.
1923

Category

Non-fiction
Maps
Science
Travel / Exploration
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