The Gerald F.Fitzgerald Collection of Polar Books, Maps and Art at the Newberry Library

With almost 300 maps, 767 books and two dozen art works and artifacts, the Gerald F. Fitzgerald collection is a major assemblage of material on the discovery and exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. This catalogue provides full descriptions of all the important 19th- and 20th-century published accounts, the personal map collection of explorer James Mann Wordie and manuscript letters of Peary, Scott, Shackleton, Mawson and others. The book concludes with detailed indexes to authors, titles and subjects.