Auction 129, Lot 49

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

Subject: Polar

Period: 1700 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.2 x 12.6 inches
20.8 x 32 cm

An unusual vertical orientation makes this an interesting map of the polar regions. 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. Billowing clouds and vigorous wind heads surround the spheres with ribbon title banners completing the interesting composition.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/23/2009

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