"Regionum Circum Polarium Lapponiae Islandiae et Groenlandiae Novae et Veteris Nova Descriptio Geographica", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: North Pole
Period: 1701 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
13.6 x 9 inches
34.5 x 22.9 cm
This captivating map of the North Pole is a visual delight. The map itself presents typical cartography for the period, leaving open the possibility of both a northeast and northwest navigable passage to the Far East. The map is literally filled with images of sea monsters, whaling, hunting and exploration. The title cartouche is engraved onto a polar bear hide that is displayed by two hunters, and at right is a lively vignette of a Laplander market.
Lovely example with attractive color. Margins slightly trimmed, but still ample.