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Auction 93, Lot 52

"Septentrionalium Terrarum Descript.", Hondius/Jansson

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1631-51 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

8 x 5.7 inches
20.3 x 14.5 cm
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Copper engraving of the north pole first issued in 1628. 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.

References: Burden #222.

Condition: A

Later color with a bit of bleed through to verso.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/6/2000