Auction 121, Lot 40

"Polus Arcticus [on sheet with] Polus Antarcticus", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Polar

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.2 x 12.6 inches
20.8 x 32 cm

A very interesting map with vertical orientation showing twin polar projections. The South Pole shows Tierra del Fuego as the only land, and the North Pole includes a portion of the coastline of fictional Anian, with a well-developed Arctic for the period. Novaya Zemla is shown with a partial coastline. The spheres are surrounded with billowing clouds and vigorous windheads within.

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Condition: A

A nice impression on a sheet with a very faint stain in the upper margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/26/2007

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