Edward Whymper

English mountaineer, 1840-1911

"Edward Whymper was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four members of his climbing party were killed during the descent. Whymper also made important first ascents on the Mont Blanc massif and in the Pennine Alps, Chimborazo in South America, and the Canadian Rockies. His exploration of Greenland contributed an important advance to Arctic exploration. Whymper wrote several books on mountaineering, including ""Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69"" (1871)."

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Whymper, Edward

englischer Grönlandforscher, Alpinist; 1865 Erstbesteiger des Matterhorns (1840 -1911). Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift. London. 2 1/3 pp. 8vo. Nadelspuren am Kopf.
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An einen Illustrator. „[…] Messrs Macmillan have placed your illustrations in my hands […] In regard to several I feel that the drawings on wood may be proceeded with at once, but in respect to others I think that it will be best to submit changes on paper, before making the drawings on wood […]“ - 1880 erschien sein Buch „The Ascent of the Matterhorn“. – Sehr selten.

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