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Unidentified expedition photographer 
[Four snapshots taken in Iceland] 
[Island - Photographs taken during a Sten Bergman Expedition to Iceland] 
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Stockholms Auktionsverk 
Rare Books, 15 December 2015, Lot: 6267 
Photographs taken during a Sten Bergman Expedition to Iceland 1909.
417 photographs in black and white, various sizes (about 40x60, 80x110, 110x110 mm), all mounted in 2 album, some handwritten text. The photographs are taken during an expedition to Iceland in the summer of 1909 under the command of the Swedish explorer Sten Bergman. He was accompanied by Albrecht Bergh von Linde, Stockholm, Wilhelm Boltenstern, Ljunghusen, Skåne, Henrik af Robson and Henrik Dieden, Örebro.
2 album in full calf, title in gilt on cover "Island", in oblong 4to (240x330 mm), worn and with damaged spine, loose in binding. 2 vols.
According to Bergman the expedition was meant to be a practise for his planned expedition to Kamchatka. Some of the other members of the expedition were also financiers due to the membership in the Swedish noble society (Svenska Adelsförbundet). On the July, 3rd they travelled from Uddevalla on the motor ship "Trygve", and went to Siglafjord on northern Iceland. The photographs gives a varied and rich picture of Iceland with many views of the beautiful scenery, monuments, horses, fishes, portraits etc. Some members of the expedition also studied the icelanders and their attempts to grow forests, the icelandic birdlife, caravans of horses etc. Bergman later published the article "Ur Islands fågelvärld" (From the birdlife of Iceland).
Sten Bergman (1895-1975), Swedish zoologist, explorer, who visited Kamchatka, Papua New Guinea and many other countries. 

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