TERRA NOVA - Rigging plan, [c.1910]
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TERRA NOVA - Rigging plan, [c.1910]
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'Rigging Plan. "Terra Nova." Scale 1.8 = 1 Foot', printed outline, coloured in yellow and blue wash, inscribed "To Cryil [sic] from Uncle Alfred [Cheetham], British Antarctic Expedition, Terra Nova, June 1910", laid on linen, some browning and discoloration, inscription a trifle sunned, 475 x 845mm., [c.1910]


  • This plan is inscribed by Alfred Buchanan Cheetham (1867-1918), as "Alfred", to his nephew Cyril, a resident of Penarth who was presumably present to see the Terra Nova depart from Cardiff dock in June, 1910. Cheetham was boatswain on the expedition, having previously served in the Morning on Scott's first expedition (1902), and as third officer and boatswain with Shackleton on both the Nimrod and later Endurance.

    A similar plan is reproduced in Michael Tarver's S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic... (Pendragon Maritime Publications, 2006, p.29).

    Provenance: Alfred Cheetham (gifted to his nephew); Bonhams, 24 June 2004, lot 52.
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