ZEHN JAHRE IM FEUERLAND [TEN YEARS IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO]

BY ALBERTO M. DE AGOSTINI

1924 FIRST EDITION

ONE OF THE MAJOR BOOKS ON THE PRIMARY EXPLORATION OF TIERRA DEL FUEGO


This is the first printing of the first edition of ZEHN JAHRE IM FEUERLAND -- ENDECKUNGEN UND ERLEBNISSE by Alberto M. De Agostini. This book was published in 1924 by F. A. Brockhaus in Leipzig. The book measures 235mm tall x 152mm, and has 308 pages, 114 b/w & 4 color photos, 2 folding photographic panoramas, 3 folding color maps including one in pocket at end, index. Text in german script typeface. This is the first german edition of de Agostini’s classic account of exploration & climbs in Tierra del Fuego beginning in 1910. Ascent to top of Martial Mountains, exploration of Buckland massif, Monte Bové, first ascents on Isla de los Estados, attempt on Monte Italia, first ascent of Monte Olivia, exploration of the Sierra Alvear & Cordillera Darwin. De Agostini was the first person to explore most of these areas & first to map many of the major mountains & ranges of Tierra del Fuego. This book has many photos of the mountains.

CONDITION: Original green-blue cloth, white/blue/black pictorial cover of mountain & icefall, black lettering cover, white lettering spine over black patch. The book is in nice condtion but has minor wear very bottom edge spine, inside EP hinges have paper partially cracked but are holding well, previous owner name penned to corner of FFEP, no other previous owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing, tight binding, clean. De Agostini's books on Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia are becoming increasingly scarce. Price: $250.


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