Auction 135, Lot 42

"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.


Condition: A

Sharp impression and very wide original margins with a couple edge tears closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 2/16/2011