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Map of the Antarctic
Map of the AntarcticSociety for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
No. 6. Circumjacent the South Pole.
London: Baldwin & Cradock, 1831. Steel engraving, 300 x 330mm. Original colour. Map of the South Pole, showing the recently discovered lands, but not attempting to show the ice cap. Below South America are the South Shetlands (discovered by William Smith 1819) and South Orkneys (Powell & Palmer, 1821); south of New Zealand is Macquarie Island (Frederick Hasselborough, 1810); and in the southern Indian Ocean, Kerguelen Island, marked Isle of Desolation.



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