Auction Date: 27/02/2021 at 10am
Argentina & Chile The Highest Andes by E A Fitzgerald 1899 Book A larger 390 page book with over 50 photographs and illustrations, and 2 fold out maps. A record of the first ascents of Aconcagua and Tupungato. Aconcagua in Argentina is the highest mountain in America at 22,837 feet, with Tupungato not far behind at 21,489 feet. They were first climbed by the expedition led by E A Fitzgerald in 1897. This book is an enthralling account of the expedition, the difficulties they faced at these altitudes without oxygen in such a remote area. In cloth board binding and fine gold tooling, size 6¾” ´ 9½”.