Book/Printed Material Puteshestvie v I︠U︡zhnyĭ okean" i v Beringov" proliv" dli︠a︡ ot"iskanii︠a︡ severo-vostochnago morskago prokhoda, predprini︠a︡toe v" 1815, 1816, 1817 i 1818 godakh" izhdiveniem" Ego Sii︠a︡tel'stva, Gospodina Gosudarstvennogo Kant︠s︡lera, Grafa Nikolai︠a︡ Petrovicha Rumi︠a︡nt︠s︡eva na korable Ri︠u︡rik" pod nachal'stvom" Flota Leĭtenanta Kot︠s︡ebu. Путешествие в Южный океанъ и в Беринговъ проливъ для отъискания северо-восточнаго морскаго прохода, предпринятое въ 1815, 1816, 1817 и 1818 годахъ иждивениемъ Его Сиятельства, Господина Государственного Канцлера, Графа Николая Петровича Румянцева на корабле Рюрикъ под начальствомъ Флота Лейтенанта Коцебу.

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Title

  • Puteshestvie v I︠U︡zhnyĭ okean" i v Beringov" proliv" dli︠a︡ ot"iskanii︠a︡ severo-vostochnago morskago prokhoda, predprini︠a︡toe v" 1815, 1816, 1817 i 1818 godakh" izhdiveniem" Ego Sii︠a︡tel'stva, Gospodina Gosudarstvennogo Kant︠s︡lera, Grafa Nikolai︠a︡ Petrovicha Rumi︠a︡nt︠s︡eva na korable Ri︠u︡rik" pod nachal'stvom" Flota Leĭtenanta Kot︠s︡ebu.

Other Title

  • Путешествие в Южный океанъ и в Беринговъ проливъ для отъискания северо-восточнаго морскаго прохода, предпринятое въ 1815, 1816, 1817 и 1818 годахъ иждивениемъ Его Сиятельства, Господина Государственного Канцлера, Графа Николая Петровича Румянцева на корабле Рюрикъ под начальствомъ Флота Лейтенанта Коцебу.

Translated Title

  • Journey to the Southern Ocean and the Bering Strait in Search for the North-Eastern Sea Passage, Undertaken in 1815, 1816, 1817 and 1818 on the Ship "The Riurik" Under the Sponsorship of Rumiantsev. Parts One Through Three.

Summary

  • This three-volume work traces the circumnavigation in 1815-18 of the Russian brig Riurik from the Russian imperial capital of Saint Petersburg through the southern Pacific Ocean to the Bering Strait and Arctic Ocean. This voyage had two purposes: to explore relatively unknown parts of Oceania in the South Pacific, and to search for the Northeast Passage north of Eurasia that might provide a route from Alaska back to Europe via the Arctic Ocean. The work is inscribed to Count Nikolai Rumiantsev, a powerful imperial Russian chancellor of the early 19th century, who sponsored the expedition. It is split into multiple sections per volume and includes the initial maritime instructions as well as describing subsequent portions of the voyage categorized by geography. Parts I, II, and III thus cover different parts of the multi-year journey and contain travelogues and information about the sites visited, as well as notations, mostly on the flora and fauna, and anthropological descriptions of the local populations. Otto von Kotzebue, a young lieutenant of Baltic German origins from Reval (present-day Tallinn, Estonia) commanded the Riurik. The voyage made many geographic, ethnographic, and scientific discoveries. While such voyages often had a military or supply purpose and were intended to service the Russian possessions on the Pacific Ocean, including Alaska and Kamchatka, they also typically brought along scientists and artists who collected specimens and made observations along the route. The voyage of the Riurik achieved fame in part because of the sketches of the ship's artist, Louis Choris, and the notations of its naturalists, Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz and Adelbert von Chamisso. Chamisso wrote a large section in Volume III on "Kamchatka, the Aleutian Islands, and the Bering Strait." The book has numerous colored illustrations of native peoples and vistas seen during the voyage of the Riurik, as well as statistical tables filled with observations typically made by latitude and longitude and/or by date. Some corrections to the original text are listed in an addendum. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Kotzebue, Otto von, 1787-1846 , author.
  • Chamisso, Adelbert von, 1781-1838.
  • Eschscholtz, Johann Friedrich, 1793-1831 , contributor.
  • Choris, Louis, 1795-1828 , illustrator.

Headings

  • -  Description and travel
  • -  Exploration and encounters
  • -  Northeast Passage
  • -  Ri︠u︡rik (Brig)
  • -  Voyages around the world
  • -  Russian Federation
  • -  Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
  • -  Kamchatka Krai
  • -  United States of America
  • -  Alaska

Notes

  • -  The author is the son of a playwright and participant in one of the first Russian round-the-world voyages.
  • -  At the end of Part 1 is a description of Kamchatka and the voyage from Kamchatka to the Bering Strait.
  • -  In Part 3 on pp. 319-369 is Adelbert von Chamisso's "Kamchatka, Aleutskie ostrova i Beringov proliv" [Kamchatka, the Aleutian Islands and the Bering Strait].
  • -  Original text at: Russian State Library

Medium

  • 3 volumes : plates, portraits ; 29 cm

Source Collection

  • Rare Books from the Russian State Library

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018694172

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Chicago citation style:

Kotzebue, Otto Von, , Author, Adelbert Von Chamisso, Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz, and Louis Choris. Puteshestvie v I︠U︡zhnyĭ okean" i v Beringov" proliv" dli︠a︡ ot"iskanii︠a︡ severo-vostochnago morskago prokhoda, predprini︠a︡toe v" , 1816, 1817 i 1818 godakh" izhdiveniem" Ego Sii︠a︡tel'stva, Gospodina Gosudarstvennogo Kant︠s︡lera, Grafa Nikolai︠a︡ Petrovicha Rumi︠a︡nt︠s︡eva na korable Ri︠u︡rik" pod nachal'stvom" Flota Leĭtenanta Kot︠s︡ebu. 1821. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018694172/.

APA citation style:

Kotzebue, O. V., Chamisso, A. V., Eschscholtz, J. F. & Choris, L. (1821) Puteshestvie v I︠U︡zhnyĭ okean" i v Beringov" proliv" dli︠a︡ ot"iskanii︠a︡ severo-vostochnago morskago prokhoda, predprini︠a︡toe v" , 1816, 1817 i 1818 godakh" izhdiveniem" Ego Sii︠a︡tel'stva, Gospodina Gosudarstvennogo Kant︠s︡lera, Grafa Nikolai︠a︡ Petrovicha Rumi︠a︡nt︠s︡eva na korable Ri︠u︡rik" pod nachal'stvom" Flota Leĭtenanta Kot︠s︡ebu. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018694172/.

MLA citation style:

Kotzebue, Otto Von, , Author, et al. Puteshestvie v I︠U︡zhnyĭ okean" i v Beringov" proliv" dli︠a︡ ot"iskanii︠a︡ severo-vostochnago morskago prokhoda, predprini︠a︡toe v" , 1816, 1817 i 1818 godakh" izhdiveniem" Ego Sii︠a︡tel'stva, Gospodina Gosudarstvennogo Kant︠s︡lera, Grafa Nikolai︠a︡ Petrovicha Rumi︠a︡nt︠s︡eva na korable Ri︠u︡rik" pod nachal'stvom" Flota Leĭtenanta Kot︠s︡ebu. 1821. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018694172/>.