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Auction 89, Lot 30

"Septentrionalium Terrarum descript.",

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

8 x 5.7 inches
20.3 x 14.5 cm

Fine copper engraving of the north pole. Jansson's map does not follow Mercator, but used the knowledge of the many recent voyages of explorations that attempted to locate a northern route to Asia. Several fictitious islands in the North Atlantic appear, including Frisland. Strapwork title cartouche. German text on verso. Ref: Burden #222. Minor printer's crease, else very fine.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $225 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/8/1999