The Discoveries of Antarctica within the American Sector: as Revealed by Maps and Documents


Written in 1939 by William Herbert Hobbs, a fellow of The American Philosophical Society.

This treatise is a thorough analysis of the history of early exploration of the Antarctic continent. Resting heavily on detailed cartographic studies and in depth study of captain’s and ship’s logs this examines the early discoveries, sightings, and circumnavigation of Antarctica from the late 1700s to the 1820s. Hobbs highlights Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer as the first American to discover the Terra Incognita in 1820. Full of nautical navigational charts and excerpts from the captain’s logbooks this is an excellent addition to your studies on early Antarctic exploration.

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