- MS 354;MSM Chart of 'New South Britain' [South Shetland Islands], discovered 19 February 1819 [Start Point to Desolation Island] photocopy
Goddard, South Shetland Islands
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- ReferenceGB 15 William Goddard/South Shetland Islands
- Dates of Creation1819
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionCharts
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The South Shetland Islands comprise of 11 large and several smaller islands. William Smith visited the South Shetland Islands three times on board Williams during 1819, the first two during the Buenos Aries to Valparaiso voyage and then on a voyage from Blyth to Valparaiso dispatched with the intention of surveying the islands.
The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which cover the islands. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.
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This is a copy.
Location of Originals
The chart was drawn to accompany the memorial from William Smith who discovered the islands to the Commissioners of the Admiralty.
The original ms chart is preserved in the Admiralty Hydrographic Department (pressmark S91, shelf Ael) (1982) it is sometimes called the Smith-Goddard chart