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Auction 191, Lot 46

"Facies Poli Arctici Adiacentiumque ei Regionum ex Recentissimis Itinerariis Delineata...", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1734 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Scholasticus

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 12.6 inches
36.1 x 32 cm
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An uncommon polar chart that labels present-day northwestern America Americae Septentrionalia Incognita and shows no western coast at all. Includes good detail of the northern reaches of Europe, Russia and eastern North America around Baffin's and Button's Bays. Locates Sir Thomas Smith's Bay, Sir Dudley Digs' Cape, and scores of other place names. Port Nelson and Briggs his Bay are the furthest west in North America. An uncommon and desirable polar chart.

References: Kershaw #414.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with minor foxing and short archivally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $175

Closed on 2/8/2023