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South Polar Chart Showing the Discoveries and Track of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror during the Years 1840, 1841, 1842, and 1843
This chart of the South Pole and the polar seas was produced in 1847 by Sir James Clark Ross (1800–1862), a British polar explorer and naval officer who was also one of Britain's leading authorities on terrestrial magnetism. After several voyages to the Arctic, from 1839 to 1843 Ross commanded the Royal Navy expedition to the Antarctic. He made important geographic and magnetic observations and discovered Victoria Land, McMurdo Sound, Mount Erebus, the Ross ice barrier, and other features of the continent. The map shows the track of ...
Variations of the Compass for the Year 1925
The annotation on this map reads, “Used in laying out route for flight from San Diego to St. Louis to New York to Paris, 1927” and is signed C.A. Lindbergh. The map bears the official stamp: “CORRECTED THROUGH NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 25 JUNE 19’26 HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE NAVY DEPARTMENT.” Charles Lindbergh (1902–74) was the American aviator who made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 21–22, 1927. Because Lindbergh relied on the dead-reckoning method of navigation, this map would have been useful ...