while preparing my paper and prototype map for the Scientific Conference on Antarctic Research Humanities meeting I came across these and many more Antarctic maps, here’s a little trip through few from the ages from across nations. From unknown, uninhabited to inhabited, to satellite produced warming red flags and modern journalistic maps.
Ptolemy Map 2nd century AD, drawn in 1400s
Chinese map 1604
Map 1795 James Cook 1800s pas d'Antartique, “There may be a Continent or large tract of land near the Pole, I will not deny," James Cook, 5 Feb 1775
Colton Map of Antarctica or the South Pole 1872
German Antarctic map 1912
early 20th century presumed South American map of Antarctica
Argentinean map - land 'claim'
Antarctic ice shelves
Research Stations Dronning Maud Land
Elise Engler McMurdo Station