1977 Beagle Channel Award
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Colour Plates, Folding Maps, Very Scarce
This constitutes the Beagle Channel Award, the agreement reached between Chile and Argentina regarding the possession of the Picton, Lennox and Nueva islands, which nearly resulted in a war. The conflict was resolved through papal mediation.
Printed by Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years. He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations. His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.
Contains a typewritten letter from 1988 from Archbishop Franco Brambilla regarding Kenn Back's request for information about a report regarding the resolved conflict. He attaches a copy of the texts associated with the ratification of the treat from the publication Attivita della Santa Sede 1985. Archbishop Franco Bambilla (1923-2003) was an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who had a diplomatic career.
Contains four folding maps, of the Argentina-Chile Arbitration regarding the Beagle Islands, two in colour, one in black and white and a colour boundary line chart.
Maps measure approx 45 by 30in.
In a custom full cloth binding. Externally lovely. Ownership bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally firmly bound, pages are bright and clean.
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