"Septentrionalium Terrarum Descript.", Jansson, Jan
Subject: North Pole
Period: 1630 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
8 x 5.7 inches
20.3 x 14.5 cm
Jansson's map for the Mercator Atlas Minor does not follow Mercator, but used the knowledge of the many recent exploratory voyages that attempted to locate a northern route to Asia. Several fictitious islands, including Frisland, appear in the North Atlantic. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. French text on the verso.
References: Burden #222; Kershaw #113c.
Minor soil in margins with slight show-through of text on verso.