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Explorers Collection

Background imageExplorers Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of the explorers Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron

Background imageExplorers Collection: Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova

Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868 - 1912), British polar explorer and leader of the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1912, pictured in his work room on board the Terra Nova

Background imageExplorers Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron. Date: 19th Century

Background imageExplorers Collection: Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic

Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic
Sir Ernest Shackleton and three members of a polar exploration party, photographed within 111 miles of the South Pole in 1907-9 on board the Nimrod

Background imageExplorers Collection: Scott of the Antarctic and his predecessors

Scott of the Antarctic and his predecessors
Illustration showing Captain Scott with his team flying the Union Jack flag, along with the names of previous polar explorers with the chronology traced back over a map of Antarctica

Background imageExplorers Collection: Terra Nova on front cover of The Sphere

Terra Nova on front cover of The Sphere
Farewell to civilisation - Captain Scott and his team pictured departing New Zealand in the Terra Nova, bound for Antarctica in December 1910 in their bid to become the first to reach the South Pole

Background imageExplorers Collection: How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole

How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole
Double page spread from The Sphere, showing a map of Antarctica along with the route of Captain Scott and his team of ponies, dogs and men in their attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole

Background imageExplorers Collection: Plaza Colon and Cathedral, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Plaza Colon and Cathedral, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Plaza Colon (with statue of Christopher Columbus) and Cathedral (Our Lady of the Candelaria or Candlemas), Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, North Atlantic Ocean. Date: circa 1905

Background imageExplorers Collection: Oxo in the Antarctic - Captain Scott polar expedition

Oxo in the Antarctic - Captain Scott polar expedition
Advertisement for Oxo showing members of the ill-fated Captain Scott polar expedition to the South Pole enjoying an 11 o clock cup of OXO on board the Terra Nova

Background imageExplorers Collection: Red Hell of Jupiter, Astounding Stories Scifi magazine cover

Red Hell of Jupiter, Astounding Stories Scifi magazine cover
THE RED HELL OF JUPITER - The Planetary Explorers disintegrate the Rogans with the death tube Date: 1931

Background imageExplorers Collection: The spot where Captain Scott lies buried

The spot where Captain Scott lies buried
A cross placed on top of a large cairn of snow marking the resting place of Captain Scott, Dr Wilson and Lieutenant Bowers

Background imageExplorers Collection: Cook to Rhodes

Cook to Rhodes
Empire Marketing Board 1927-1933 poster, Cook, Pitt, Hastings, Raffles, Durham, Sturt, Brooke, Lawrence, Gordon, Livingstone, Rhodes Date: 1927-1933

Background imageExplorers Collection: Captain Scotts Departure for Antarctica

Captain Scotts Departure for Antarctica
Two photographs reporting the departure of Captain Scott and his team on board the Terra Nova, bound for Antarctica where they would attempt to reach the South Pole first

Background imageExplorers Collection: A Sextant, 1912

A Sextant, 1912
Illustration of a typical sextant, c.1912. Sextants are used by mariners and explorers to determine their position, by measuring the angle between the horizon and the sun. Date: 1912

Background imageExplorers Collection: How Bad Weather held back Captain Scott

How Bad Weather held back Captain Scott
A map showing the different routes taken by the Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen and the British team led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott towards the South Pole in 1911/12

Background imageExplorers Collection: Roald Amundsen and his men aboard the Fram, Hobart, 1912

Roald Amundsen and his men aboard the Fram, Hobart, 1912
First men to reach the South Pole; from left to right: Sverre Hassel, Oscar Wisting, Roald Amundsen, Olaf Bjaalund and Helmer Hansen

Background imageExplorers Collection: Maps / Americas 1540

Maps / Americas 1540
Map showing the discoveries by explorers during the first half-century after Columbus : note the confusion of India, Japan (Zipangri) and China (Cathay), & the Hesperides

Background imageExplorers Collection: Monument to Arctic exploration - Archangel

Monument to Arctic exploration - Archangel
Russia, Arkhangelsk (Archangel) - Monument to Arctic exploration and explorers. 2010

Background imageExplorers Collection: Speke & Grant. Lecture

Speke & Grant. Lecture
The explorers deliver a lecture at the Royal Geographical Society

Background imageExplorers Collection: Getting The Gold Home

Getting The Gold Home
An illustration from a wartime short story, Getting The Gold Home, written by Phil Ley. The image depicts a fight between some explorers in a motor vehicle. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageExplorers Collection: Lieutenant Evans with instrument to pinpoint the South Pole

Lieutenant Evans with instrument to pinpoint the South Pole
Lieutenant Evans of Captain Scott's team with an instrument used to pinpoint the South Pole Date: 1910s

Background imageExplorers Collection: Reception of Spaniards by Caribs, from Gottfried's Reiser

Reception of Spaniards by Caribs, from Gottfried's Reiser

Background imageExplorers Collection: Map of Hokianga Harbour, New Zealand

Map of Hokianga Harbour, New Zealand, with a scene depicting Captain Cook and natives (Cook landed in New Zealand in 1769). Date: 1838

Background imageExplorers Collection: Human sacrifices in the Country of the Bakutis

Human sacrifices in the Country of the Bakutis
History of Africa. 19th century. The Congo. Human sacrifices in the country of the Bakutis, near the Equator station. Chromolithography

Background imageExplorers Collection: Old Bill Goes East

Old Bill Goes East
Cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather (1887-1959), speculating that in 1940 Europe could be considered the darkest continent. Old Bill was a popular recurring character in his cartoons. Date: 1940

Background imageExplorers Collection: Lady Dorothy Mills in costume for the Three Arts Ball

Lady Dorothy Mills in costume for the Three Arts Ball
Lady Dorothy Mills, explorer and author, daughter of the Earl of Orford and wife of Captain Arthur Mills, photographed by Madame Yevonde for the cover of The Sketch in her costume for the Three Arts

Background imageExplorers Collection: Rosita Forbes

Rosita Forbes (1890 - 1967), English travel explorer, a week before her marriage to Lieutenant-Colonel A T McGrath. Forbes was noted for her travel writing and exploration of Libya

Background imageExplorers Collection: Female explorer Miss Hlawaczek on expedition, January 1894

Female explorer Miss Hlawaczek on expedition, January 1894
Published as part of her obituary, this illustration of Miss Hlawaczek shows her in Africa on her journey from Cape Town to Cairo with two women behind her, possibly two of her three attendants

Background imageExplorers Collection: Ancient Luta pillars on the island of Rota

Ancient Luta pillars on the island of Rota
Ruins of ancient Luta pillars erected by the Chamorro on the island of Rota, Guam, 19th century. French explorers studying the rocks and botany, while Chamorro people look

Background imageExplorers Collection: French explorers drawing natives on the island

French explorers drawing natives on the island of Ombai (Ombay), Indonesia, 19th century. Jacques Arago drawing warriors in breastplates with bows and arrows

Background imageExplorers Collection: Village scene near Kupang, Timor, 19th century

Village scene near Kupang, Timor, 19th century. French explorers watch Timorese men harvesting coconuts near bamboo and palm huts

Background imageExplorers Collection: Visit of Captain Sir Thomas Staines and Pipon to Pitcairn

Visit of Captain Sir Thomas Staines and Pipon to Pitcairn
The visit of Captain Sir Thomas Staines and Philip Pipon to Pitcairn Island. 1814

Background imageExplorers Collection: Polar exploration expedition

Polar exploration expedition. early 19th century

Background imageExplorers Collection: Viking Longship

Viking Longship
A Viking Longship heading across the sea to plunder and conquer... Date: circa 12th century

Background imageExplorers Collection: Advertisement in The Illustrated London News publicising the forthcoming story of

Advertisement in The Illustrated London News publicising the forthcoming story of Captain Scotts Adventurous Journeys in the Antarctic Region as narrated by Lieutenant (Ernest) Shackleton

Background imageExplorers Collection: Payer and Weyprecht, Austrian lieutenants, in their Arctic dress Date: 1874

Payer and Weyprecht, Austrian lieutenants, in their Arctic dress Date: 1874

Background imageExplorers Collection: Stratosphere Explorers Date: 1941

Stratosphere Explorers Date: 1941

Background imageExplorers Collection: Columbus and Men in Canoe Date: 1876

Columbus and Men in Canoe Date: 1876

Background imageExplorers Collection: REPTILES / TURTLES 1598

REPTILES / TURTLES 1598
Dutch explorers on the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean, find huge turtles as well as other novel species Date: 1598

Background imageExplorers Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of the explorers Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron. Date: 19th Century

Background imageExplorers Collection: Dr William Beebe, deep sea explorer, Bermuda

Dr William Beebe, deep sea explorer, Bermuda
Dr William Beebe (1877-1962), American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, author and deep sea explorer, seen here in Bermuda

Background imageExplorers Collection: Members of Franklin expedition at Fort Enterprise

Members of Franklin expedition at Fort Enterprise
Members of the first Franklin expedition (1819-1822), including John Franklin, John Hepburn and Dr John Richardson, at Fort Enterprise, North America

Background imageExplorers Collection: Portrait of Amerigo Vespucci Anonymous

Portrait of Amerigo Vespucci Anonymous
VESPUCCI, Amerigo (1454-1512). Italian explorer and cartography; generally considered that the continents of America named after him. Oil

Background imageExplorers Collection: Diogo Gomes and Antonio Nola discover Santiago

Diogo Gomes and Antonio Nola discover Santiago
Portuguese Colonial History Series - Diogo Gomes and Antonio de Noli (Nola) discover the Island of Santiago (the largest island of the Cape Verde Islands) in 1460

Background imageExplorers Collection: Portuguese discovery of Sao Tome and Principe

Portuguese discovery of Sao Tome and Principe
Portuguese Colonial History Series - Explorers Joao de Santarem and Pedro Escobar discover the Island Nation of Sao Tome and Principe and claim them for Portugal in 1470

Background imageExplorers Collection: Captain Scott and his tent

Captain Scott and his tent
Artists impression of Captain Scott writing in his diary in his tent during his expedition to the South Pole in which he and his four companions perished

Background imageExplorers Collection: Rosita Forbes at the Jewels of Empire ball`

Rosita Forbes at the Jewels of Empire ball`
Miss Rosita Forbes (1893-1967) British traveller, socialite and author (later Mrs A. McGrath) pictured as Rubies at the Jewels of Empire Ball

Background imageExplorers Collection: Wonder Stories Scifi Magazine Cover, The Invisible City

Wonder Stories Scifi Magazine Cover, The Invisible City
THE INVISIBLE CITY - Searching for a legendary city in Turkestan, American explorers are menaced by a plane of pure light. Date: 1932



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