The German Arctic Expedition of 1869-70, and Narrative of the Wreck of the 'Hansa' in the Ice.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874. Solidly bound in neat green library binding, with gilt title to the spine and blind stamped library emblem to the front board.<br /><br />Complete, with numerous wood engravings, 2 coloured maps (one folding), 2 portraits in steel engraving and 4 chromolithographed illustrations (including frontis). <br /><br />Viii, 583 pp. 250 x 170 mm (9¾ x 6¾ inches). Koldewey was captain of the Germania; the 'Hansa' that was crushed by ice in October 1869.
Condition: Overall in a very good condition. Minor handling, and light grubbiness to page edges. Signs of some creasing in folding of map at rear, and a small closed tear to outer edge (map not affected). Attractive library bookplate to front and back paste-down. Some pages have an embossed library stamp.