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Pictured: A section of the map showing Ernest Shackleton's route in a clockwise direction, before he abandoned the ship and continued in a rowing boat.<br />
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A remarkable array of polar artefacts are being sold to mark the centenary of Ernest Shackleton's death - including his hand-drawn map of Antarctica.<br />
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The famous Anglo-Irish explorer traced the route of his party as Endurance became trapped in pack ice and broke up in October 1915.<br />
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Shackleton and four other men embarked on an epic 800 mile open-boat journey to reach South Georgia and organise the rescue of the stranded 22-man crew.<br />
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They achieved this against the odds and a rescue ship reached them in August 1916 to take them back to Britain.