"Septentrionalium Terrarum Descript.", Jansson, Jan
Subject: North Pole
Period: 1628-1630 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.8 x 5.6 inches
19.8 x 14.2 cm
Jansson's small map of the North Pole did not follow Mercator's cartography, but instead used the knowledge of the many recent explorations that attempted to locate a northern route to Asia. Several fictitious islands in the North Atlantic appear, including Frisland. The map is attractively adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. Titled in Dutch above map Beschryvinghe des Noorder-Pools, Dutch text on verso.
References: Burden #222: Kershaw #113d.
Nice, sharp engraving with lovely color. Some show through of the text on verso and hinge remnants at the top.