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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, book plate

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Accession no.: Y: 75/12/2
Object name: Printing block
Title: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, book plate
Description: A printing block with an original design for a book plate by R. Taylor and commissioned by Dorothy Irving Bell for the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58.
Artist: Taylor, R.
Classified name:
SPRI theme memorabilia and souvenirs
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 76
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT printing blocks
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A printing block, consisting of a metal plate nailed to a wooden block. The plate shows a labelled map of the Antarctic continent, surrounded by the text 'THE COMMONWEALTH // TRANS-ANTARCTIC // EXPEDITION', and with three penguins below. On the reverse of the block is a handwritten note and a printed paper label.

  • Width: 97mm, length: 140mm, depth: 23mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Irving Bell, Dorothy ( - )
Associated expedition(s):
  • : Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)