Auction 117, Lot 39

"Nova et Accurata Poli Arctici et Terrarum Circum Iacentium Descriptio", Waesberger, Johann

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1676 (published)

Publication: Nieuwe en beknopte Uytbeeldinghe…

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7 inches
24.1 x 17.8 cm

This scarce map is a reduced version of Jansson's important map that became the prototype for north polar projections for many later maps. The land bridge between the northern end of Nova Zembla and the mainland is considerably exaggerated. Johann Waesberger, also known as Jansson van Waesberge, was Jan Jansson's son-in-law and acquired many of Jansson's plates by inheritance including those of the Atlas Minor.

References: Kershaw #117.

Condition: A

Lightly toned with a couple of insignificant light spots.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/6/2006