Consists of 12 albumen photographs of a cycle of 12 paintings by Adolf Obermüllner after drawings by Julius Payer, affixed to cabinet card mounts bearing letterpress captions, and booklet of explanatory letterpress by Payer. Paintings signed: A. Obermüllner, Wien 1875. Photographs signed in letterpress on mounts: J. Payer gez., A. Obermüllner pinx.; numbered 1-12 in letterpress between signatures and the words "Deposé" and "Registered."Paintings based on a selection of the drawings by Payer that were published as illustrations in: Payer, Julius. Die österreichisch-ungarische Nordpol-Expedition in den Jahren 1872-1874 (Wien : Alfred Hölder, 1876).Obermüllner was assisted by Alexander von Bensa (figures of the expedition members) and Ludwig Gustav Voltz (animal staffage). Seven of the paintings are now in the Landesmuseum für Kärnten (Klagenfurt, Austria). For discussion, see: Zeitreise Heldenberg. [v. 1] Lauter Helden, 2005, no. 14.1.1, pages 308-309; Rudolfinum, 2005, pages 255-257 (available online: https://www.zobodat.at/pdf/Rudolfinum_2005_0247-0263.pdf )
Statement of responsibility: J. Payer gez., A. Obermüllner pinx. ; erklärender Text von Julius Payer.
Content: Title and second statement of responsibility from title page of booklet; first statement of responsibility and imprint from mounts of photographs.
Content: Size of photographs: 98 x 122 mm.
Content: Also issued in folio format (43 x 53 cm). Booklet contains , 8 pages; photographs lack title of set, and have statement of responsibility: "Nach der Natur gezeichnet von J. Payer ; gemalt von A. Obermüllner."
Content: Also issued with explanatory letterpress in English under title: The Austro-Hungarian (Payer-Wayprecht) North-Pole expedition (London : Frederick Bruckmann, 1875).
Additional physical form: Harvard University Library copy of folio edition is available online via Harvard Digital Collections.