Blaeu, Johannes

1645

North Polar Region or Regiones Sub Polo Arctico

Regiones Sub Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu.

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful engraved map of the North Polar region with fine color. With rhumb lines radiating from the North Pole, a large title cartouche, two figures and numerous wind heads, compass roses, ships and an additional vignette of explorers. Arctic animals shown include a polar bear and foxes. With Backer's coat-of-arms in "Nova Britannia." French text on verso regarding the "Pole Arctique".

Blaeu's map of the North Pole region is a close copy of Jansson's Nova et Accurata Poli Artici based on the arctic map of Barentsz, Baffin, and others. This is state two of the map with Willem Backer's coat-of-arms.

CREATOR: Blaeu, Johannes

PUBLICATION DATE: 1645

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Iceland

BODY OF WATER: North Sea

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean, robust, and ample margins. Text on verso. Laid paper. One wormhole in margin. One small wax residue lower left corner.

COLORING: Careful and very attractive later hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 21 " x 16 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $1900


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