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PONTANUS, J.I. - Fretum Vaygats.

PONTANUS, J.I. - Fretum Vaygats.
Fretum Vaygats. - PONTANUS, J.I.
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Title : Fretum Vaygats..
Map maker : PONTANUS, J.I..
Date : Amsterdam, 1611.
Size : 4.3 x 5.9 inches. / 11.0 x 15.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :The map depicts the southern part of Nova Zembla and the small passage called the Strait of Nassau, Straete van Nassau between Nova Zembla and the mainland of Russia. Depicted are a number of ships, a fine cartouche, and also the island Staten Eyland. This island was discovered during the first expedition around the North to find a northern route to the spices and riches of Indonesia. Even though this map is much smaller than an atlas map from Blaeu, Hondius or Ortelius, it is still a highly detailed and delightful map, and often the first one of its region.
On verso we find an image of the inhabitants of that region, with their arms and reindeers pulling a sledge.
From the book by Pontanus ‘Rerum et urbis Amstelodamensium Historia’ (1611).

Condition : Condition of the map is good. Copper engraving with letterpress. Size of page 195 x 300 mm.

ID: 93611

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