Auction 98, Lot 31

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

Subject: North and South Pole

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 12.7 inches
20.3 x 32.3 cm

A very unusual map with vertical orientation showing twin polar projections. The South Pole shows only Tierra del Fuego. The North Pole shows Anian just above the top part of an Insular California. The spheres are surrounded by finely engraved clouds and wind gods.

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Condition: A

Very attractive coloring.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/6/2002

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