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Auction 196, Lot 49

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

Subject: Polar

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.2 x 12.8 inches
20.8 x 32.5 cm
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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: A+

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a chip in the left margin that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/7/2024