C1932

The Antarctic Regions

Mapmaker:

Albert H. Bumstead (1874 - 1940)

$A 375

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S/N: TNGM-ANT-1932-BUMS–232474
(RW07-LF)
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Full Title:

The Antarctic Regions

Date:

C1932

Mapmaker:

Albert H. Bumstead (1874 - 1940)

Condition:

Repaired tear at top, wear at folds as usual. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

637mm 
x 720mm

Description:

Large detailed map of Antarctica with recent discoveries up to and including the first Antarctic expedition (1928–1930) led by Richard E. Byrd. Numerous explorers tracks are also marked. The three insets are:

1. Byrd’s South Pole Flight
2. King Edward VII Land and Part of Marie Byrd Land
3. Antarctic Archipelago

Collections: National Library of Australia, Bib ID 812372

Biography:

Albert Hoit Bumstead (1875-1940)
Bumstead was an American cartographer and inventor, born in Boston in 1875, and attended Worcester Academy. He went  to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and studied civil engineering. After WPI, he was a surveyor for the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1912, he was the topographer of the Yale University expedition to Peru, and by 1916 he was a cartographer at the National Geographic Society. 
Bumstead invented three sun compasses used by Admiral Richard Byrd and by the Navy aviators in the Arctic expedition led by Donald MacMillan. In addition, he developed a method for making marble bas-reliefs from photographs using a dual vision device, a prime with two reflecting surfaces.  

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