LOT 1490
SOLD €2400,00

William Grant (1851-1935) and Pierre Mottu (1840-1887). Willem Barents' Arctic expedition

1879. All 15.5 x 21 cm. Complete series of 37 albumen photos, orig. board mounts measuring 38 x 29 cm, all w. letterpress no. and title below image.

A bit foxed, mounts sl. soiled. An amazing, rare complete series of photos shot during the second Polar journey of the Willem Barents, 1879. Images taken by William Grant, a specialist in Arctic photogr. under difficult working conditions. The Amst. photogr. Mottu printed Grant's negatives. Incl. images of, a.o.: the crew; Gubin Bay; and the meeting of Barents w. the Isbjörne. -and 9 similar photogr. on sl. smaller mounts. (total 46)

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