Rare map of the Antarctic regions, by Neapolitan mapmaker, Benedetto Marzolla.
The map shows the tracks of South Polar Explorers, from Captain James Cook, in 1772, to Ross, in 1842. Voyages depicted are:
- Captain James Cook 1772-1775
- Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen 1819-1821
- James Weddell 1822-1823
- John Biscoe 1830-1832
- Peter Kemp 1833-1834
- Jules Dumont d'Urville 1838-1840
- John Balleny 1839
- James Clark Ross 1841-1842
The map illstrates the tracks of the expeditions and their discoveries.
Benedetto Marzolla is one of the most important Italian cartographers of the 19th century. Active from the early 1840s to the late 1850s, this is also one of his earliest maps.