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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)
$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,550  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
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 680  

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 2,125  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4