Map of Shackleton's 1907-1909 Antarctic Expedition (Marshal - for RGS)
|Author:||Eric Stewart Marshall|
|Dwnld:||Full Size: 01, 02, 03, 04|
|Source:||Library of Congress|
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First ever: Multi-Map Monday
Some beautifully-colored maps done by Marshall for the venerable Royal Geographical Society.
The British really had no idea how to go about exploring... but they definitely knew how to explore; you feeling me?
It's like England made up James Bond to help soothe the psychic damage of the expeditions they sent out during the heroic age of discovery. They made him everything that their explorers were not: dashing, glib, competent, frivolous, light-hearted, vapid, charming... the inverted after-image of their globe-trotting special agents from a few generations before.
Some days you wanna be Lewis and Clark and just go knock out a whole continent and then head back -- and some days you wanna be Robert Falcon Scott and knock out a whole continent, and then only head halfway back, but do the entire thing with incredible integrity and class, while gathering some good science, and possibly while wearing a pith helmet.