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Samuel Purchas / Henricus Hondius:  Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus

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Title: Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus

Map Maker: Samuel Purchas /  Henricus Hondius

Place / Date: London / 1625

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 7.5 x 6 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $575.00

Inventory ID: 43715


Description:

Excellent early map of the North Polar regions, based upon early maps by Mercator and Hondius.

Shows the mythical land masses near the pole, the clearly navigable NW and NE passages, a massive California, as discovered by the Spanish, the Davis Straits, and marvelous detail in the NE coast of Asia, above the arctic circle. An excellent map for polar collectors.

The map is drawn from Mercator's world map of 1569, which included a large inset map of the North Polar regions.  Mercator also issued a larger format map of the same region beginning in 1595, which was included in his Atlas.


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