Die Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Nordpol-Expedition 1872-1874

Collection Data

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 )
Obermüllner, Adolf, 1833-1898 (Artist)
Payer, Julius, 1841-1915 (Author)
Payer, Julius, 1841-1915 (Artist)
Bensa, Alexander von, 1820-1902 (Artist)
Voltz, Ludwig Gustav, 1825-1911 (Artist)
Friedr. Bruckmann's Verlag (Publisher)
G. Capellen's Verlag (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1875
Place: München, Berlin & London :
Publisher: Friedr. Bruckmann's Verlag
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFY 18-1949
Krisch, Otto, 1844-1874 -- Death and burial
Admiral Tegetthoff (Ship)
Österreichisch-Ungarische Polarexpedition (1872-1874)
Ice navigation -- Arctic Ocean
Shipwreck survival -- Arctic regions
Dogsledding -- Arctic regions
Expeditions & surveys -- Arctic regions -- 19th century
Ice -- Arctic regions -- 19th century
Sleds & sleighs -- Arctic regions -- 19th century
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Barents Sea -- Discovery and exploration
Franz Josef Land (Russia) -- Discovery and exploration
Northeast Passage -- Discovery and exploration
Novai͡a Zemli͡a (Russia) -- Discovery and exploration
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 [2], 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.
Physical Description
Cabinet photographs
Albumen prints
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 1132303956
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b22002902
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1f020430-ffcf-013a-9264-0242ac110003
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