'A chilling Nazi attempt to claim large areas of the Antarctic for the Reich, after dropping aluminium darts with swastikas from two aircraft over large portions of Queen Maud Land. Dedicated to Hermann Göring and printed in Leipzig at the height of Nazi success, the edition may well have been bombed into oblivion. Today, the original exploration provides important information about a little-known sector of the continent.' – Taurus.
Some twenty of the illustrations of volume II. are printed in striking colour, giving a three-dimensional effect when viewed through the coloured spectacles.
First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, xv, [1 (blank)], 304; , 'iv', [57 (illustrations)],  pp., with numerous illustrations, diagrams, and maps in text, 3 folding plates, 3 coloured plates, and one folding map with printed colour, vol. II with rear sleeve containing 4 large folding maps with printed colour, 'Hansa Luftbild' coloured spectacles and printed instructions for their use; publisher's cloth-backed printed paper boards, lettered in red.
Stock ID: 98642