1874 Wood Engraving Art Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition 1872 Arctic YTGA1

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"The Austrian Polar Expedition"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of illustrations that depict landscapes, animals, and people from the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition that lasted from 1872-1874 and led to the discovery of the Franz-Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, and Kara Sea of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. The illustrations include the frozen landscape of Novaya Zemlya, (or Nova Zembla), dead seals on the ice, the Tegetthoff sailing ship stuck in ice, and the portrait of a native Samoyed.

CONDITION

This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 13.75 inches; 26 x 35 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from The Graphic, 1874, of paintings and illustrations by artists such as Sydney Prior Hall, Henry Woods, Helen Allingham, and many others, that depict the people, places, and events of England and the Victorian era world. To continue browsing this intriguing collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

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