Maps of the poles

Date Created

1825

Identifier

Hocken Library: Bliss KWT Wed

Publisher

London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green

Description

These two maps show how little was known about Antarctica as late as 1825. Weddell managed to sail just over 200 miles farther south than Cook before fleeing the impending winter, and his record was not bettered until 1911. His book was revised and enlarged in 1827, following another voyage to Antarctica, and his legacy remains in the names of the Weddell Sea and the Weddell Seal.

Source

A voyage towards the South Pole, performed in the years 1822-'24. Containing ... a visit to Tierra del Fuego, with a particular account of the inhabitants ... By James Weddell ...

Files

world.JPG

Citation

Weddell, James, 1787-1834, “Maps of the poles,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7596.