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From Shackleton to Nansen — the lives of the great explorers

Wilkes’s survey of the Pacific Islands resulted in over 200 new charts for 280 islands, notably Hawaii, the Fiji group, the Philippines and the islands of Micronesia. The charting of the Northwest American coast was equally important: Wilkes surveyed the …

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