Spitzbergen Explorer : Map of the Svalbard Archipelago (including Bear Island) Sheet map, folded
Edited by Nigel Sitwell, Beau Riffenburgh, Liz Cruwys, Olle Carlsson
Part of the Ocean Explorer Maps series
This book covers the famous Arctic archipelago (named Spitsbergen when discovered by the Dutch in 1596, but now more commonly referred to as Svalbard - the Viking word for 'cold coast').
On one side there is a clear and uncluttered map of the archipelago, with useful annotations; on the reverse there are excellent biographical summaries of 27 noted explorers (including Horatio Nelson who came here as a 14 year old midshipman!) plus brief descriptions and colour photographs of the more common plants, invertebrates, birds and mammals.
- Format: Sheet map, folded
- Pages: Col & B/w photos
- Publisher: Ocean Explorer Maps
- Publication Date: 01/01/2001
- Category: Travel maps
- ISBN: 9780953861811