Auction 177, Lot 19

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

Subject: Polar

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.1 x 12.7 inches
20.6 x 32.3 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.


Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color on a lightly toned sheet. There are remnants of hinge tape along the top sheet edge.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 4/29/2020