By Lars Christensen. A Lecture delivered before the Norwegian Geographical Society, September 22, 1937. Originally published in Oslo 1938, this edition reprinted in the US by Judd and Detweiler, Washington, 1940. First US Edition.
Slim volume in brown buckram boards. No dust Jacket. Front board shows title on affixed paper label (foxed). No titles to spine. Endpapers are maps, with slight hinge cracking. Foxing to top edges of frontispiece (photo) and title page. Otherwise, clean and legible.
Prompted by the success of Amundsen's attainment of the South Pole in 1912, Christensen, a shipping magnate and whaler, from whom Shackleton bought his ship 'Endurance', sailed to the Antarctic to photograph the Antarctic coastal lands discovered by the Norwegians and to lay the foundation for a proper survey.