1892 Whymper Travels in the Andes Volcano Matterhorn Alpine Illustrated Voyages

WHYMPER, Edward

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Mountaineer and engraver Edward Whymper, best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, trained as a wood engraver from an early age. Whymper was introduced to mountaineering when he was commissioned by the publisher William Longman to make illustrations of the Alps. This spurred him to make other climbs, including many first ascents, exploring the Alps, Canadian Rockies, Greenland, and South America.

“Often considered his magnum opus, Travels among the Great Andes of the Equator (1891-2) combines a popular account of his ascents with his detailed scientific observations” (DNB)

 

This work ‘Travels amongst the great Andes of the equator’ mixes scientific inquiry with recollections of the dramatic and dangerous events during the climbs of Whymper’s travels to Ecuador with mountaineers J. A. Carrel and Louis Carrel where they climbed mountains including Chimborazo and Cotopaxi to investigate altitude sickness, collecting 8000 zoological and botanical specimens along the way. Engravings bring his explorations, including the journeys up the tallest mountain in Ecuador and an active volcano, to life.

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1892 Whymper Travels in the Andes Volcano Matterhorn Alpine Illustrated Voyages

 

Mountaineer and engraver Edward Whymper, best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, trained as a wood engraver from an early age. Whymper was introduced to mountaineering when he was commissioned by the publisher William Longman to make illustrations of the Alps. This spurred him to make other climbs, including many first ascents, exploring the Alps, Canadian Rockies, Greenland, and South America.

“Often considered his magnum opus, Travels among the Great Andes of the Equator (1891-2) combines a popular account of his ascents with his detailed scientific observations” (DNB)

 

This work ‘Travels amongst the great Andes of the equator’ mixes scientific inquiry with recollections of the dramatic and dangerous events during the climbs of Whymper’s travels to Ecuador with mountaineers J. A. Carrel and Louis Carrel where they climbed mountains including Chimborazo and Cotopaxi to investigate altitude sickness, collecting 8000 zoological and botanical specimens along the way. Engravings bring his explorations, including the journeys up the tallest mountain in Ecuador and an active volcano, to life.

 

Item number: #5406

Price: $399

 

WHYMPER, Edward

 

Travels amongst the great Andes of the equator

 

London: John Murray, 1892.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [xxiv], 456p
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth hardcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)

 

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5406

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

WHYMPER, Edward

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete