Whymper, Frédérick.


(Ancienne Amérique Russe) Ouvrage Traduit de l’Anglais avec l’Autorisation de l’Auteur par Émile Jonveaux. Paris Librairie Hachette et Cie 1871.
1st French Ed. [vi] + 412pp. 37 ills., folding map. Some light browning, morocco backed marbled boards, extremities rubbed, gilt motifs and lettering to spine. Frederick Whymper (1838–1901) British artist and explorer. While in the far north, Whymper served on the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, the Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865), spending the winter of 1866 at Nulato, Alaska with W.H. Dall and travelling up the Yukon River to Fort Yukon, where he witnessed the first American flag being raised over the new territory of Alaska, his account of his travels the above first appeared in 1868.
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