Auction 122, Lot 47

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

Subject: Polar

Period: 1696 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 12.7 inches
20.3 x 32.3 cm

A visually arresting map is oriented vertically to show twin polar projections. Tierra del Fuego is the only land exhibited in the South Pole, 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 vigorous windheads within billowing clouds.


Condition: A

A nice impression with lovely color on a pleasantly toned sheet. The top margins have hinge remnants.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/5/2007