A chronological history of voyages into the Arctic regions; undertaken chiefly for the purpose of discovering a north-east, north-west, or polar passage between the Atlantic and Pacific by John Barrow John Murray, London, 1818 Available at: https://archive.org/details/chronologicalhis00barr/page/n7/mode/2up
Antarctic Exploration Timeline The following timeline is drawn from a number of sources. See Antarctic Exploration Timeline – Sources for more information. Use the search box to filter the table (e.g. by Nationality) or click on a heading to sort the… Read More »Antarctic Exploration Timeline & Index
This article identifies externally available timelines related to the exploration of the Antarctic. It will also includes links to a number of timelines within this site itself.Read More »Antarctic Exploration Timelines – Sources
Arctic Exploration Timeline Largely derived from Wikipedia. For discussion of timeline sources see Arctic Exploration Timeline – Sources Use the search box to filter the table or click on a heading to sort the table.Use the dropdown to select more/fewer… Read More »Arctic Exploration Timeline & Index
The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery and Adventure in Antarctica’s Peninsula Region by Joan N. Boothe The book recounts mankind’s dramatic history from Magellan through the first years of the twenty-first century in the part of the Antarctic regions below South… Read More »The Storied Ice
The A to Z of the Discovery of the Northwest Passage by Alan Day. As the name implies an encyclopaedia like series of entries relating to the exploration of the North-West Passage. Contains an extensive bibliography.
The Voyages and Works of John Davis the Navigator + The Map of the World, A.D. 1600 Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Albert Hastings Markham, Captain R.N., F.R.G.S., Author of “A Whaling Cruise in Baffin’s Bay,” “The Great… Read More »The Voyages and Works of John Davis the Navigator
The Three Voyages of William Barents to the Arctic Regions, 1594, 1595, and 1596, by Gerrit de Veer. First Edition Edited by Charles T. Beke, Phil.D., F.S.A. 1853. Second Edition, with an Introduction, by Lieutenant Koolemans Beynen (Royal Netherlands Navy).… Read More »The Three Voyages of William Barents to the Arctic Regions, 1594, 1595, and 1596
Henry Hudson the Navigator: the Original Documents in which his Career is recorded. Collected, partly Translated, and Annotated, with an Introduction, by G. M. Asher, LL.D. 1860. Published by Hakluyt Society First Series – Part 1 – Number 27
A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen & Greenland, comprising a translation from F. Martens’ Voyage to Spitzbergen: a Translation from Isaac de la Peyrère’s Histoire du Groenland: and God’s Power and Providence in the Preservation of Eight Men in Greenland… Read More »A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen & Greenland
A true Description of three Voyages by the North-East towards Cathay and China, undertaken by the Dutch in the Years 1594, 1595, and 1596, by Gerrit de Veer. Published at Amsterdam in the Year 1598, and in 1609 translated into… Read More »A true Description of three Voyages by the North-East towards Cathay and China
Narratives of Voyages towards the North-West, in Search of a Passage to Cathay and India 1496 to 1631
Narratives of Voyages towards the North-West, in Search of a Passage to Cathay and India 1496 to 1631. With Selections from the early Records of the Honourable the East India Company and from MSS. in the British Museum. Thomas Rundall,… Read More »Narratives of Voyages towards the North-West, in Search of a Passage to Cathay and India 1496 to 1631
Below the Convergence: Voyages Towards Antarctica, 1699-1839 by Alan Gurney Pimlico / Random House, London, 1998 First published W.W.Norton Co. Ltd., 1997 Provides accounts of the early voyages in the Southern Ocean. “The tantalising theory of a huge southern continent,… Read More »Below the Convergence
Chronological List of Antarctic Expeditions by Robert Headland Studies in Polar Research, 1989 This is the definitive book on the timeline of Antarctic expeditions. This work extends work created by Brian Roberts in 1945 and published in the Arctic Pilot in 1948… Read More »Chronological List of Antarctic Expeditions
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF ANTARCTIC VOYAGES FROM 1701 TO 1900.
(The following timeline is largely taken from The Antarctic Manual for the Use of the Expedition of 1901) with some supplementary material for early voyages.