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Item ID: 207209  
  

British Antarctic Expedition 1907-9 Old Postcard Dr Alistair Forbes McKay Mackay

Vintage Old Original Postcard. The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09. Shackleton, Nimrod. Snow Snowy Ground. Rucksack Backpack. Ax. Alistair Forbes Mackay Smoking Pipe. Dr. Forbes McKay.

Alistair Forbes Mackay was a Scottish doctor and polar explorer. He was one of the trio of explorers, along with Douglas Mawson and Professor Edgeworth David, that became the first humans to reach the South Magnetic Pole.

Faults: Marks and spots on back
Background: British Antarctic Expedition, The Nimrod Expedition of 1907–09, was the first of 3 expeditions to the Antarctic led by Ernest Shackleton. Its main target, among a range of geographical and scientific objectives, was to be first to the South Pole. This was not attained, but the expedition's southern march reached a Farthest South latitude of 88° 23' S, just 97.5 nautical miles (180.6 km; 112.2 mi) from the pole. This was by far the longest southern polar journey to that date and a record convergence on either Pole.

Price:£94.99€123.49US$128.24

British Antarctic Expedition 1907-9 Old Postcard Dr Alistair Forbes McKay Mackay


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