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ORTELIUS, A. - Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip.

ORTELIUS, A. - Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip.
Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, ca. 1590.
Size : 14.4 x 19.3 inches. / 36.5 x 49.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Influential map of the Arctic. It includes Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland and part of the North American continent, together with the legendary islands of the north: Drogeo, Frisland, Icaria.
The influence of earlier cartographers is evident, starting from Olaus Magnus' map of the Northern regions, the Carta Marina of 1539, the 1558 Zeno map of the north, and Mercator's 1569 world map. Scandinavian coasts are wel delineated, the Mare Congelatum, the frozen waters of the Arctic is also indicated.
Condition : Several imperfections, mostly marginal and in the lower centerfold area.

ID: 94725

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