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MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J.,  SEPTENTRIONALIUM Terrarum descriptio. Per Gerardum Mercatore., antique map, old maps MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. - SEPTENTRIONALIUM Terrarum descriptio. Per Gerardum Mercatore.
Amsterdam, 1609, In original colours.. 365x390mm. In good condition. A strong impression. Paper slightly age toned.
State 2. This is the first map devoted to the Arctic, a hemispherical one on a North Polar projection with an attractive floral design surrounding it. In the corners are four roundels, one of this contains the title, the other three contain maps of the Faeroe Isles, the Shetland Isles and the mythic... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 2,500 - 3,000)

Bid received
$ 2,100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
HONDIUS, Jodocus., Tabula Geogr. In qua admirandae navigatonis.., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, Jodocus. - Tabula Geogr. In qua admirandae navigatonis..
Amsterdam, 1614, Coloured.. 266x354mm. Fine colouring,clear and sharp impression. Folding lines as issued. Restored added margins not affecting image. Some browning (see image) and wrinkling. Verso blanc and partially reinforced with Chinese paper.
A finely engraved map by Jodocus Hondius with coastline details of northern Europe, Greenland, Frisland, Strait Anian with America pars. With track of a Willem Barentsz arctic voyage from Amsterdam to Novaya Zemlya.
Including Bear Island and west coast of Spitsbergen (Nieu land) and both...
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Estimate
($ 1,000 - 1,500)

Starting bid
$ 700
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
BRIET, Ph.,  Groenland et les Nouvelles Terres Descouvertes Vers Le Septentrion., antique map, old maps BRIET, Ph. - Groenland et les Nouvelles Terres Descouvertes Vers Le Septentrion.
Paris, ca. 1648, In original o/l colours.. 145x188mm. A good and dark impression. Mint. Wide margins. In good condition. Size of the sheet 285mm x 345mm.
Rare map of the Arctic regions, focusing on the recent discoveries in the region. Inset map of Iceland (62x84mm.) in upper left corner. The map was based on the information from Jens Munk's expedition of 1619-1620. Munk was sent by Denmark's King Christian IV to seek a Northwest Passage to the Orien... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 350 - 400)

Starting bid
$ 250
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
KEULEN, G. VAN., La Baye d' Hollande ou de Maurits / Baye de Magdaleine., antique map, old maps KEULEN, G. VAN. - La Baye d' Hollande ou de Maurits / Baye de Magdaleine.
Amsterdam, 1715, uncoloured. 280x230mm. except for slight browning in excellent condition
The successful van Keulen firm published charts, pilot guides and sea-atlases for over 2 centuries. Founded by Johannes van Keulen, his son Gerard led the firm to its zenith in the period between 1700 and 1730.A detailed description of the coastal waters of Spitsbergen with two detail charts of Spit... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 70 - 75)

Starting bid
$ 55
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2