London, South Kensington
8 October 2015
THE POLAR REGIONS
WILLEM BLAEU (1571-1638)
Regiones sub polo Arctico. Amsterdam: c.1640. Engraved map of the North Pole region hand-coloured in outline, image 410 x 530mm (494 x 594mm sheet). With rhumb lines radiating from the North Pole, a large title cartouche, with two figures and numerous wind heads, compass roses, ships and an additional vignette of explorers, a polar bear and foxes, Latin text on verso. (Faint marginal creasing and soiling.)
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 James, Barentsz, Baffin, and others. FIRST STATE of the map without the coat-of-arms of Willem Backer. Van der Krogt 0020:2.1.
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