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A History of Arctic Exploration
by Juha Nurminen
- HARD COVER
- 349 PAGES
Seafaring, navigation, mapping and exploration are all covered in this exquisitely illustrated history of the Arctic from antiquity through the opening of the Northwest and Northeast passages and the attainment of the North Pole, the grail of Arctic discovery since Pytheas. The Inuit, Vikings, Vitus Bering, whalers, explorers and James Cook all are paid tribute in striking art and historic maps, drawing on the collections of the Nurminen Foundation and other European museums, private collections and archives. The books includes color reproductions of the precise models of the Resolution, Fram, Vega and other historic vessels, commissioned by the foundation and on display in Helsinki. The John Nurminen Company started as a trading house and shipping company in Rauma 1886.