SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1922)
Three ephemeral items, circa 1914, relating to the Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Provenance: SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON.
1p. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition headed notepaper  (252 x 203mm.) bearing the autograph signatures of Shackleton, George Marston, Frank Wild, Aneas Mackintosh and J. Orde Lees (folded and mounted on a smaller sheet of paper).
A mounted photograph (186 x 306mm.) of the "Endurance" arriving in Buenos Aires, under tow from two tugs, [October 1914]. Mounted on card.
J.B. Charcot and others. [Deuxième Expédition Antarctique Française... commandée par le Dr. Jean Charcot. Sciences Physiques: Documents Scientifiques. Cartes. Paris: 1912]. Portfolio of maps only (various sizes). 11 folding lithographed maps, printed in two or three colours, after Bongrain or Godfroy. Unbound as issued in original cloth-backed board portfolio (ties defective). AN INTERESTING SERIES OF HIGHLY ACCURATE MAPS, INCLUDING AREAS VISITED BY SHACKLETON DURING HIS TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION OF 1914-17. Charcot, on his second visit to the region, spent two seasons exploring despite an early near-disaster which left his vessel the Pourquoi-Pas? holed. He surveyed 1250 miles of coastline and newly discovered territory.