The Ziegler Polar Expedition 1903-1905: Scientific Results

Obtained Under The Direction Of William J. Peters, Representative Of The National Geographic Society In Charge Of Scientific Work

FLEMING, John A.

FLEMING, John A. The Ziegler Polar Expedition 1903-1905: Scientific Results Obtained Under The Direction Of William J. Peters, Representative Of The National Geographic Society In Charge Of Scientific Work

National Geographic Society, 1907.

First edition. 4to. Publisher's original green cloth, lettered gilt to the upper cover and spine. The results are divided into six sections, each well illustrated. Section A with two colour sketch maps, two architectural plates and 19 diagrams; Section B with nineteen colour plates of the Aurora Borealis; Section C with a photographic plate and five diagrams; Section D with three figures and two maps; Section E with three photographic plates; and Section F with a colour sketch map. Additionally there are three folding colour maps in a pocket at the rear. A bright, fine copy, in remarkably nice condition.

This expedition, the second North Pole attempt funded by American businessman William Ziegler, attempted "to establish a base in Franz Josef Land and from there make an assault on the North Pole" (Howgego).
Though the expedition did not meet its ultimate goal, nor achieve a farthest north, "the amount of work accomplished in the consequently scant time available is sufficient evidence of the indefatigable and persistent prosecution of the observations on the part of the scientific party" (Fiala). This included complete magnetic, meteorological, tidal and astronomic observations for the extent of the expedition and close studies of the Aurora Borealis (the fruits of which are reproduced here in colour).

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