Book/Printed Material Khronologicheskai︠a︡ istorii︠a︡ vsi︠e︡kh" puteshestviĭ v" si︠e︡vernyi︠a︡ poli︠a︡rnyi︠a︡ strany, s" prisovokupleniem" obozri︠e︡nii︠a︡ fizicheskikh" svoĭstv" togo krai︠a︡. Хронологическая исторiя всѣхъ путешествiй въ сѣверныя полярныя страны, съ присовокупленiемъ обозрѣнiя физическихъ свойствъ того края.

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Title
Khronologicheskai︠a︡ istorii︠a︡ vsi︠e︡kh" puteshestviĭ v" si︠e︡vernyi︠a︡ poli︠a︡rnyi︠a︡ strany, s" prisovokupleniem" obozri︠e︡nii︠a︡ fizicheskikh" svoĭstv" togo krai︠a︡.
Other Title
Хронологическая исторiя всѣхъ путешествiй въ сѣверныя полярныя страны, съ присовокупленiемъ обозрѣнiя физическихъ свойствъ того края.
Translated Title
Chronological History of All Voyages to the Northern Polar Regions, with an Additional Overview of the Physical Characteristics of this Area.
Summary
This book from 1821 is an early history of circumpolar navigation, with an overview of the lands and waterways of the Arctic. The author, Vasilii Berkh, was a Russian naval historian and geographer who participated in the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe on the ship Neva, under Captain Yurii Lisianskii, in 1803-6. The book surveys prior voyages by European and Russian explorers and lists sources in French, English, and German as well as Russian documenting the relevant expeditions. The aim of the volume was to compile the existing geographical knowledge about the polar region gained from previous voyages undertaken for both scientific and commercial purposes. One of the author's objectives was to determine the shortest maritime routes from European Russia to India based on a review of the existing literature. Berkh examines three different routes: the northeast, around the shores of Asia; the northwest, across the Hudson or Baffin Bays; and a third route from the Atlantic Ocean through the North Pole and Bering Strait. A number of plates are included at the end of the volume, presenting images of polar animals such as musk ox, beluga whales, bowhead whales, narwhals and polar bears, along with a vivid depiction of a walrus hunt. These are followed by a plate illustrating native artwork, four pages showing the different geometric shapes of polar snowflakes and an illustration of an Eskimo spear point. At the end of the book is a large Mercator projection map of the Arctic regions on two foldouts, which showed for the first time on a single canvas the southern coast of Greenland, the northern coasts of Europe and Russia, and the northern coast of Alaska. World Digital Library.
Contributor Names
Berkh, Vasiliĭ Nikolaevich, 1781-1834 , author.
Subject Headings
-  maps
-  Siberia
-  expeditions
-  chronological history
-  Arctic regions
-  Discoveries in geography
-  Exploration and encounters
-  Russian Federation
Notes
-  Original text at: Russian State Library
Medium
2 volumes in 1, illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Source Collection
Rare Books from the Russian State Library
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/mtfxtx.s00021
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.wdl/wdl.18452
Library of Congress Control Number
2018694162
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Berkh, Vasiliĭ Nikolaevich, , Author. Khronologicheskai︠a︡ Istorii︠a︡ Vsi︠e︡kh" Puteshestviĭ V" Si︠e︡vernyi︠a︡ Poli︠a︡rnyi︠a︡ Strany, S" Prisovokupleniem" Obozri︠e︡nii︠a︡ Fizicheskikh" Svoĭstv" Togo Krai︠a︡. 1821. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018694162/.

APA citation style:

Berkh, V. N. (1821) Khronologicheskai︠a︡ Istorii︠a︡ Vsi︠e︡kh" Puteshestviĭ V" Si︠e︡vernyi︠a︡ Poli︠a︡rnyi︠a︡ Strany, S" Prisovokupleniem" Obozri︠e︡nii︠a︡ Fizicheskikh" Svoĭstv" Togo Krai︠a︡. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018694162/.

MLA citation style:

Berkh, Vasiliĭ Nikolaevich, , Author. Khronologicheskai︠a︡ Istorii︠a︡ Vsi︠e︡kh" Puteshestviĭ V" Si︠e︡vernyi︠a︡ Poli︠a︡rnyi︠a︡ Strany, S" Prisovokupleniem" Obozri︠e︡nii︠a︡ Fizicheskikh" Svoĭstv" Togo Krai︠a︡. 1821. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018694162/>.

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