I like the title of
this map, because when you look at it closely, there's actually nothing
there at all. The only features on the map are of where there were
measurements taken by Amundsen's team to determine where the South Pole
actually was. Only by moving away from the pole and taking sightings
was it possible to accurately establish the position and so prove that
the pole had been reached.
The pole is on a plateau
about 10, 500 ft above sea level, which was named Haakon VII's Plateau
after the then king of Norway where Amundsen and his team came from.
Roald Amundsen - South
Pole Expedition 1911
Picture courtesy NLA