National Geographic : 1936 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 70 LONGITUDE 60 WEST OF 50 GREENWICH 40 01 ARGENTINA - S, .- _ SOUTH .. AMERICA I/ _ f X iI__ A I \ . "STATUTEMILES \J 160 150 LONGI - 140 TUDE 130 EAST 120 OF I10 GREEN- 100 WICH 90 80 Drawn by Albert H. Bumstead ELLSWORTH'S FLIGHT BRIDGED ANTARCTICA FOR THE FIRST TIME North is not just at the top of this map, as is usually the case, but all around its four sides! South is in the center at the South Pole. The Polar Star followed a straight course from Cape Eielson to Little America, yet it was headed southwest at the start and west-northwest at the end. Roughly circular, and nearly filling the Antarctic Circle, this vast ice-covered continent of some 5,000,000 square miles is larger than Europe, yet it has no permanent population! The huge pie shaped territory claimed for the United States by the author was named for his father, James W. Ellsworth Land.