National Geographic : 1890 May
134 National Geographic Mlagazine. of Strahlenberg and the other early cartographers of Eastern Siberia. It is a translation of a paper published in Ymer for 1885, to which for exact accuracy reference should be made. Russian explorations, 1725-1743. Vitus Bering: the discov erer of Bering Strait. By Peter Lauridsen (etc.) . Revised by the author and translated from the Danish by Julius E. Olson (etc.). Chicago, S. C. Griggs & Company, 1889. 8° xvi, 223 pp., 2 cuts, 2 folding sheets of maps. This edition is a good deal condensed, especially in the matter of references, and does not have all the illustrations of the original. There are also a good many slips or typographical errors, which affect its value as a work of reference. Some of those important in connection with the present paper are as follows: page 31, line 4, " 60° 50' N. " latitude should be "62' 50'." On.the last line of the same page "longi tude" should be "latitude." Page 32, after " cloudy weather" in the second line from the bottom, the whole remaining record of August 15th is omitted altogether. The sentence beginning "From noon" relates to August 16th, nautical reckoning. Page 33, line 5, "30° 19' east" should be "30' 17' east;" line 20 after "half west" should be inserted "south by east, by compass." Page 51, line 4 from bottom, "latitude" should be "longitude." Review : Nation (The) New York, vol. xlix, No. 1275, p. 454. Dec. 5, 1889. I may add that a number of references to Russian articles treating of Bering will be found in my Bibliography of charts and publications relating to Alaska and adjacent region, published by the U. S. Coast Survey in 1879.