Auction 108, Lot 45

"Tabula Geogr. in qua admirandae navigationis cursus et recursus designatur", Pontanus, Johannes Isaksen

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1611 (published)

Publication: Rerum et Urbis Amstelodamensium Historia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm

Scarce map of the North Pole and Arctic regions showing recent discoveries including the voyage of Jan Willem Barentsz on his quest to find a Northeast Passage to the East Indies. At left is the mythical island of Frisland and at right is the Fretum Anian. Embellished with a large strapwork title cartouche. Published by Jodocus Hondius.

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Condition: B

Tight margins on three sides as issued. Bit of minor soil.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/29/2004

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