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Gerard Jollain:  le Pole Arctique ou Terre du Septentrion

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Title: le Pole Arctique ou Terre du Septentrion

Map Maker: Gerard Jollain

Place / Date: Paris / 1667

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 7.5 x 5.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $675.00

Inventory ID: 44431


Description:

Rare map of the North Polar regions, which appeared in Jollain's Tresor des carte Geographiques, published in Paris.

Jollain's map is based upon Jansson's map of the North Pole, published in his Atlas Minor in 1628.  The first French version of the map was published by Jean Boisseau in 1643, followed by this rare map by Picart, first published in 1651. 

The map provides an exceptionally detailed look at the North Polar regions, including mythical islands and a  surprising use of English nomenclature and language in the area around Hudson's Strait and Davis' Strait.  

The map is extremely rare, with no appearances in AMPR in the past 30 years.


References: Burden 343 (listed as Picart).


Related Categories:
Maps of the Northern Hemisphere
Polar Maps