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Nicholas Sanson:  Les Deux Poles Arcticque ou Septentrional , et Antarcticque ou Meridional, ou Description des Terres Arcticques et Antarcticques… 1657

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Title: Les Deux Poles Arcticque ou Septentrional , et Antarcticque ou Meridional, ou Description des Terres Arcticques et Antarcticques… 1657

Map Maker: Nicholas Sanson

Place / Date: Paris / 1657

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 21 x 15.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $750.00

Inventory ID: 14724


Description:

Fascinating map of the polar regions, extending from the poles to 45 degrees latitude, first published by Sanson in 1657.

The map includes a definitive Northwest Passage and a massive unknown southern continent, named for Magellan.

One of the earliest maps to attempt a depiction of the polar regions in double hemisphere presentation, and including all the great myths and conjectures of the era about these two still largely unknown and undiscovered regions. 


Condition Description: Old Color. Minor soiling and toning.


References: Shirley 408.


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