The first map to focus solely on the South Pole
"Descriptio Terrae Subaustralis", Hondius/Bertius
Subject: South Pole
Period: 1616 (circa)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum
Color: Hand Color
5.3 x 4 inches
13.5 x 10.2 cm
This fine miniature map depicts the huge continent, labeled Magallanica sive Terra Australis Incognita, incorporating Terra del fuogo, Psittacorum Regio, Promontorium terrae australis, and Beach Provinca. The continent is nearly joined with New Guinea and the Salomon Islands. A small ship, sea monster and two compass roses decorate the tiny map. The title page to the atlas is on verso.
References: King, p. 83; Tooley MCC (Early Antarctica) #12.