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Chart of the coast of Antartica produced by the US Exploring Expedition between 1838 and 1842

Date: 1915
Dimensions:
Image: 655 x 945 mm
Display dimensions: 960 x 1235 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: Presented to ANMM by George W. Bush President of the United States of America on the occasion of his visit to Australia. September 2007
Classification:Maps, charts and plans
Object Name: Chart
Object No: 00044632

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    Description
    A lithographic nautical chart of the coast of Antarctica produced from the hydrographic survey of the United States Exploring Expedition between 1838 and 1842. This chart was presented to Australian National Maritime Museum by George W. Bush, President of the United States of America on the occasion of his visit to Australia in September 2007.
    The chart is titled 'Chart of the Antarctic Continent Shewing the Icy Barrier attached to it. Discovered by the U.S. Ex. Ex. Charles Wilkes. Esq. Commander 1840' and was originally published in January 1875 at the Hydrographic Office
    under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy in Washington.

    SignificancePresented to Australian National Maritime Museum by George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, on the occasion of his visit to Australia in September 2007.
    HistoryThe US Exploring Expedition was the first government funded scientific hydrographic survey undertaken by the United States. The four-year voyage from 1838-1842 was lead by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes and comprised a naval squadron of six vessel. The flagship of the fleet was the sloop of war USS VINCENNES.

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