Auction 117, Lot 35

"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: Black & White

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.


Condition: A

Sharp impression and some short, marginal tears professionally repaired and some hinge remnants on verso. One light spot in map, else fine.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 12/6/2006