The Renewal of Antarctic Exploration

In The Geographical Journal, Vol. III, No. 1, January 1894.

MURRAY, John

THE LANDMARK LECTURE THAT BEGAN THE HEROIC AGE OF EXPLORATION

MURRAY, John The Renewal of Antarctic Exploration In The Geographical Journal, Vol. III, No. 1, January 1894.

The Royal Geographical Society, 1894.

First edition. 8vo. In the original blue printed paper wrappers. Two full page illustrations after engravings of the Antarctic, eight further illustrations, diagrams and maps in the text, with the large folding colour map illustrating knowledge of the Antarctic to this point. A very good copy indeed, with clean wrappers and the map in fine condition.

The first appearance in print of Murray's landmark lecture to the Royal Geographical Society, widely heralded as the impetus for the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
"He sketched the history of voyages to the far south, and of the notions which prevailed as to the nature of the South Polar region from the earliest time down to the present day... He indicated the present state of our knowledge of the region, which is extremely meagre, and then went on to show that until this knowledge was greatly increased many problems in science must remain unsolved. Until we had a complete and continued series of observations in the Antarctic area the meteorology of the globe could not be understood." (Nature 49, 30th November 1893).

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