A Jaeger camel-hair woollen blanket as supplied to members of the AAE, 1911-1914. Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
A Jaeger camel-hair woollen blanket as supplied to members of the AAE, 1911-1914

A Jaeger camel-hair woollen blanket as supplied to members of the AAE, 1911-1914

The large, heavy blanket (2155 × 1820 mm, or approximately 7' × 6') displays minor signs of use and age, but is overall in excellent condition.

Mawson makes specific reference to the camel-hair woollen material supplied by Jaeger of London to the expedition, not least 'the blankets which were used at Winter Quarters at both Antarctic Bases' (see the first edition of 'The Home of the Blizzard', Appendix VII, 'Equipment'). Examples of these blankets are clearly visible in Hurley photographs reproduced in 'The Home of the Blizzard' (1930) and 'Mawson's Antarctic Diaries' (1988). Provenance: Sir Douglas Mawson; by descent.

Item #114985

Price: $3,000.00

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