Expédition Antarctique Belge. Résultats de Voyage de la Belgica en 1897-99 sous le commandement de A. de Gerlache de Gomery. Rapports scientifiques publiés aux frais du Gouvernement Belge, sous la direction de la Commission de la Belgica. Fragments de recit de voyage.
Item ID 45332
Anvers, J. E. Buschmann, 1938. 4to (34.0 x 26.9 cm). 74 (1) pp.; four folding plans of the ship "Belgica" and photogravure frontispiece (portrait of Gerlache). Original printed wrappers. A fine travelogue of this important scientific voyage - "the first voyage of a scientific vessel to the Antarctic continent" (Conrad) - with notes on the itinerary, the weather, geology, topography, botany and zoology. Detailed scientific reports of the zoological and botanical research were published in various other papers, but several "highlights" are recorded here. The expedition members were the first to winter-over in Antarctica. Baron Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery (1866 -1934), an officer in the Belgian Royal Navy, was organizer and leader of the expedition. Roald Amundsen was one of the expedition members, as "first mate". Small repairs to spine head and foot, otherwise a very good, spotless copy. Rare in this condition. Conrad, Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration , p. 83. A fine travelogue of this important scientific voyage to Antarctica