ANTARCTICA - ROSS SEA REGION. Drawn and published by the Lands and Survey Dept., Wellington, New Zealand under the authority of R.G. Dick, Surveyor-General and R. E. Owen Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand, June 1957.
Linen-backed, colour-printed folding map; image size 77 x 77 cm, a few minor spots, interesting pencil annotations in margins, old stamp of the Scott Polar Research Institute in lower margin.
A very rare and informative map issued in the context of the International Geophysical Year 1957-58, with several under-investigated areas marked, such as a Submerged Island (Existence doubtful) in the Ross Shelf Ice.
Scale 1:4,000,000 at latitude 80°S; polar stereographic projection (W 180°--E 180°/S 64°--S 90°). Relief shown by spot heights; depths shown by contours and soundings. 1:1,000,000-scale inset of McMurdo Sound region, and 1:60,000,000-scale inset of Antarctica and surrounding oceanic regions (showing New Zealand and Australian dependencies).
The British Library holds a copy of this map, dated 1956, ours is called 'First Edition', and dated a year later and has IGPY (1957-1958) Stations marked with dots printed in red. - Not in the David Rumsey Collection.