Otto von Kotzebue. Journey to the southern ocean and in the Bering Strait
to find a northeastern sea passage, undertaken in 1815, 1816, 1817 and 1818, in the ship "Rurik"
Cover handmade genuine leather (nubuck)
Format 168х260 mm
Is printed by individual order
Color illustrations and folding plates
Paper CorollaBook (Italy)
"I envy you, pet sea bold, under the shadow of the sails and the storms grayer!" — these lines Pushkin dedicated to the contemporary captain Otto von Kotzebue. Navigator three times around the earth's axis. He served in the Navy for 27 years, nine of which were spent in round-the-world expeditions. Kotzebue was barely 15 years old when he became a member of the first Russian circumnavigation under the command of Krusenstern. Three years of hurricanes and storms tested the participants of the second expedition led by Kotzebue. Despite the small number of crew, the polar cold and tropical heat, to travelers unable to open many of the Islands, to describe the two and a half thousand species of plants, collected materials for the study of language, religion and customs of the native tribes.
The exciting story of the captain about all the twists and turns of the journey on the small brig "Rurik" is complemented by the wonderful illustrations khoris.
All the islanders listened to the clock, the gold please of them, and the movement of the second hand brought them in amazement, but when I did the rehearsal hours of battle, they began to fear my magic; they retired and had a long conversation among themselves about this important subject, until I lured them back to his new gifts.
The second exercise ladies is in cleaning their hair short in the fashion of shorn. Just above the forehead they leave hair length of two inches, put some white adhesive composition and comb upwards. So white as snow, rays rising above the dark-brown face, give him a very strange look.