Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Scott Polar Expedition Commemorative Map

2012 is the centenary of Scott's fateful expedition to the South Pole. In commemoration of this, Plymouth artist, Cheri Hunston was commissioned by the ISCE to produce an original piece of artwork: The International Scott Centenary Expedition Commemorative Map.

Scott Antarctic Map - Centenary 2012

 The map took 330 hours to complete, with over 30 hours research. All hand drawn in ink, capturing late Victorian and early Edwardian style, it is intricately detailed and portrays the story of Scott’s expedition, as well as a sense of the uniqueness of Antarctica and its inhabitants.

Available as a limited edition giclee print (only 100 available), each print is supplied with a certificate of authenticity and booklet 'The Making of the Map'.

More details and mail order here: Scott Centenary Antarctic Map

"Cheri Hunston has produced a remarkable artwork to mark the centenary of Scott's Last Expedition and the ISCE2012 project. It makes a wonderful souvenir of this remarkable year. Her pen and ink work is distinguished and a worthy testament to the work of those she salutes from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, especially mapmakers and artists. She has incorporated so many references, both historic and current, into the details of her Antarctic centenary map that I constantly find new delights in it. It brings much enjoyment to this Antarctic buff and will do so for years to come to the hundred lucky people who manage to obtain prints. Congratulations to Cheri on a wonderful piece of work."
Dr David M. Wilson, Polar Historian and great nephew of Dr Edward Wilson of the Antarctic.

Antique maps for sale online

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