NOVA ET ACCURATA POLI ARCTICI ET TERRARUM CIRCUM IACENTIUM DESCRIPTIO.

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Jan Janson


Nova et accurata Poli Arctici et terrarum Circum Iacentium Descriptio.

Copper plate engraving, 1637, c.1652.
16 1/4 x 20 7/8" (410 x 529 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. Modern handcoloring
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 25581
Price: $975.00
Publisher : J. Janson, Amsterdam.
In the mid-sixteenth through the early seventeenth century, there was great interest in this region with reference to a north-west or a north-east passage from Europe to the Pacific. The area depicted in this map extends to Siberia, Greenland, Iceland, and Hudson's Bay. Embellishments include two northern hunters, two foxes and a Bear. Second state of five. Dutch text on reverse. Maps

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