Als Eskimo unter den Eskimos. Eine Schil-derung der Erlenisse der Schwatka'schen Franklin - Aufsuchungs - Expedition in den Jahren 1878-80.
Vienna, Budapest & Leipsig. A. Hartleben. 1881. Hardcover. 8vo, 22.5cm, .245pp., frontis, and numerous text drawings including 12 full-page plates, 3 coloured maps (2 folding), in contemporary quarter black sheep, and fine grained black cloth boards, gilt spine titles, wear on the edges, clean, very good, rare. (cgc) An account of the Schwatka Expedition of 1878-80 in the search for Franklin. The author was an artist and cartographer to this expedition and he covers mainly the internal life of the small group (five men), stressing those situations in which men battle the grim elements of the north with indigenous means. Their base was Camp Daly, northwest coast of Hudson Bay. The party proceeded inland in a northwesterly directon to King William Island and back (see also Gilder's narrative). Klutschak deals especially with the natives of the area (Netsilik and Iglulik Eskimos) describing and illustrating with numerous sketches, various features of their life, their snow houses, domestic utensils, food, dress, hunting, sledging, indoor amusements, string figures, song and drum play, etc. He depicts the party's observations and conversations in the Eskimo community regarding the relics from Franklin's ship. AB. A scarce account in the original German. A.B. 23306. Not in Day. Item #39158