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North Pole
MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J.,  Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus., antique map, old maps MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. - Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus.
Amsterdam, 1608, Uncoloured.. 133x184mm. Paper slightly browned. Else good condition. French text on verso.
Map of the North Pole regions from the 1608 second edition of Jodocus Hondius' Atlas Minor.
A reduction of the 1606 Mercator-Hondius folio map (which is a later state of the 1595 Mercator copperplate).
The North Pole is shown as a rocky island surrounded by 'in-drawing seas' between four huge...
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$ 550
Approx. Euro 490  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
SANSON, N. / MARRIET, P.,  Les deux poles articque ou septentrional et antarticque.., antique map, old maps SANSON, N. / MARRIET, P. - Les deux poles articque ou septentrional et antarticque..
Paris, 1657, In original o/l colours.. 383x530mm. A good impression. Very good.
A double hemisphere map to the North and South poles. The North pole is connected to Greenland and Spitzbergen but there is little other detailed coastline in the polar area. Europe, Russia, Iceland and Canada are delineated.
The South pole is based on the great unknown South land of Magellan. ...
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$ 800
Approx. Euro 712  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
HONDIUS, H. / DE WIT, F.,   Poli Arctici, et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima. . ., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, H. / DE WIT, F. - Poli Arctici, et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima. . .
Amsterdam, 1660, In original colouring.. 430x488mm. In attractive original colours with wide margins. Several places under laid due to oxidation of green part, no paper missing, overall in good condition.
A re-issue of the Hondius' plate. A particularly decorative map of the North Pole with Iceland. 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 botto... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 2,500
Approx. Euro 2,225  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4