Polar spectacles

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Polar lands imagined on top of Siberia, Stefano Bonsignori, 1575/1586, From the collection of: Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Představa oblasti, kde leží Země Františka Josefa, byla až do konce 19. století čistě fantazijní. Přípis na mapě kartografa konce 16. století mluví o trpaslících, kteří v těch oblastech žijí.
The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson, The Hon. John Collier, 1881, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Geography: a map of the world in three section, describing the polar regions to the tropics in which are traced the tracks of Lord Mulgrave and Captain Cook towards the North & south Pole and the torrid zone or tropical regions with the new discoveries in the South Sea, [ca. 1795], Andrew Bell, c1795, From the collection of: State Library of New South Wales
Méně než 100 let před Payerovou cestou je arktická oblast stále označena jako neprobádané místo.
Ice islands, William Hodges, William Hodges, 1772-1775, From the collection of: State Library of New South Wales
Scene in the Arctic, William Bradford, ca. 1880, From the collection of: de Young museum
The 'Polaris,' Far North, William Bradford, 1882/1882, From the collection of: Royal Ontario Museum
1843, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
Franklin Sir John, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
1870, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
1859, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
Time Covers - The 60S, Boris Chaliapin, 1961-04-21, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
1888, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
1909, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
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