"La Terre du Nord", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: North Pole
Period: 1729 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
15.4 x 9 inches
39.1 x 22.9 cm
An elaborate picture-frame border encloses this map of the North Pole. Novaya Zemlya is shown connected to the Russian mainland and Spitsbergen is depicted as two oversize coastlines. The beautiful border was printed from a separate plate.
Sharp impression and very wide original margins with a couple edge tears closed with archival tape.