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JANSSONIUS, J. - Poli Arctici, et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima. . .

JANSSONIUS, J. -  Poli Arctici, et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima. . .
Poli Arctici, et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima. . . - JANSSONIUS, J.
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Title : Poli Arctici, et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima. . ..
Map maker : JANSSONIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, ca.1676.
Size : 16.9 x 19.2 inches. / 43.0 x 48.8 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :A re-issue of the Hondius' plate, but without the signature. A particularly decorative map of the North Pole. Several Dutch names in Labrador. The toponymy in Canada reflects the continuing English quest for the Northwest Passage and using Henry Briggs' depiction of Hudson Bay, showing a pair of bays in the bottom of Hudson Bay named Iames his Bay and The Great Bay of God's Deliverance. There are more names based on Hudson's explorations, including the note of Ne Ultra in an inlet at the top of the bay indicating that it does not continue from that point.

The geographical information indicates knowledge gained from the explorations of Frobisher, David, Hudson, Button, Foxe and James. One of the most interesting features of the map is the recognition: "(if conjecturally) the insular character of Baffin Island and, farther north, the possibility of passages through Jones Sound and Lancaster Sound, by which the North-West Passage was eventually, over two and a half centuries later, to be traversed."

In the four corners are vignette scenes depicting whaling.
Condition : In very fine condition. Dark impression with wide margins.

ID: 34223

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