New Lands within the Arctic Circle: Volume 1

New Lands within the Arctic Circle: Volume 1 : Narrative of the Discoveries of the Austrian Ship Tegetthoff in the Years 1872-1874

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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. 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. The author also pays tribute to Weyprecht for his courageous attempts to free the vessel. The work contains both maps and paintings, the latter by von Payer more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 33 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 1 map
  • 1139151568
  • 9781139151566

Table of contents

Author's preface; Preliminary notice by the translator; Introduction: 1. The frozen ocean; 2. Navigation in the frozen ocean; 3. The penetration of the regions within the Polar Circle, the period of the North-West and North-East Passages; 4. The inner Polar Sea; 5. The future of the Polar question; 6. Polar equipment; 7. The pioneer voyage of the Isbjorn; Voyage of the Tegetthoff: 1. From Bremerhaven to Tromsoe; 2. Of the frozen ocean; 3. Drifting in the Novaya Zemlya Seas; 4. The Tegetthoff fast beset in the ice; 5. Our first winter (1872) in the ice; 6. Life on board the Tegetthoff; 7. Ice pressures; 8. The wane of the long Polar night; 9. The return of light. The spring of 1873; 10. The summer of 1873; 11. New lands; 12. The autumn of 1873. The strange land visited; 13. Our second winter in the ice; 14. Sunrise of 1874; 15. The more