SIR GEORGE HUBERT WILKINS - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 142072
HUBERT WILKINS. Inscribed signature: "For Bill/from/Hubert Wilkins", 5x2¾ sheet affixed to 5½x3½ black sheet, which in turn is affixed to 8½x11 sheet with printed grid.
Sale Price $144.00
HUBERT WILKINS. Inscribed signature: "For Bill/from/Hubert Wilkins", 5x2¾ sheet affixed to 5½x3½ black sheet, which in turn is affixed to 8½x11 sheet with printed grid. Sir Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958) accompanied Vilhjalmur Stefansson's expedition (1913-1918) to the Arctic regions and Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition (1921-1922) to Antarctica. A pioneer in air exploration, he was the first to fly (1928) from North America to the European polar regions, traveling from Point Barrow, Alaska to Spitsbergen. He commanded an Antarctic exploration (1928-1929) in which flights were made in the region of the Antarctic Peninsula, and in 1931 he headed a submarine expedition to the Arctic regions. Mounting adhesive shows through at signature. Binder holes at left of mounting page, which is slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condiiton.
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