Polar scenes : exhibited in the voyages of Heemskirk and Barenz to the northern regions, and in the adventures of four Russian sailors at the Island of Spitzbergen / translated from the German of M. Campe.
- New-York ; Baltimore : Samuel Wood and Sons, and Samuel S. Wood and Company, [between 1822 and 1824?]
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Maps and Travel Literature.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Maps and Travel Literature
1 online resource (158 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations.
- Voyages and travels.
Whaling -- Juvenile literature.
Shipwrecks -- Juvenile literature.
Spitsbergen Island (Norway) -- Description and travel.
Novai︠a︡ Zemli︠a︡ (Russia) -- Description and travel.
Arctic regions -- Description and travel.
- Samuel Wood and Sons was located at 261 Pearl St., New York, between 1817 and 1836. Samuel S. Wood and Company was located at 212 Market St., Baltimore, between 1814 and at least 1824; a Baltimore directory for 1825 has not been located. Samuel S. Wood had relocated to New York by 1826. Pomeroy notes that Polar scenes was first published in London by J. Harris in 1821. According to Pomeroy, text of the edition in hand is nearly identical to Campe's Surprising adventures of four Russian sailors at the Island of Spitzbergen, published by Samuel Wood and Sons and Samuel S. Wood and Company in 1822.
Wood-engraved plates. First plate signed: A [id est, Alexander Anderson].
"Surprising adventures of four Russian sailors, at the Island of Spitzbergen."--p. -158. By Pierre Louis Le Roy.
Reproduction of the original from the American Antiquarian Society.
- Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870, engraver.
- Le Roy, Pierre Louis, 1699-1774. Surprising adventures of four Russian sailors at the Island of Spitzbergen.
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