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The Times Map Of The Trans-Antarctic Expedition Antarctica South Pole Vivian Fuchs Edmund Hillary UK / 1950s / Advertising Posters / 78x101 Original vintage advertising poster - The Times Map of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1957-1958 Feature articles by Dr Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary on the Trans-Antarctic crossing appear exclusively in The Times. Great design featuring a map of Antarctica marking the South Pole in the centre of the historic expedition route line between Shackleton Base and Scott Base - the first overland crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole that was led by the explorer Dr Vivian Fuchs (1908-1999) and the mountaineer and explorer Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) - with black and white images of the supporting planes above and ships at sea (the Endeavour and the Magga Dan), The Times newspaper logo and text below, surrounded with a border of black and white photos and names of the Commonwealth expedition team members and photos of a Muskeg tractor, Sno-Cat and Weasel vehicles. Stylised lettering on the bottom of poster. Horizontal. Very good condition, minor restored tears on folds, backed on linen.