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Publisher: MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J.
Title: Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1608
   
Size: 5.2 x 7.2 inches.
13.3 x 18.4 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Paper slightly browned. Else good condition. French text on verso.
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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 islands. The map shows an awareness of recent discoveries, including those of Frobisher and Davis, as well as the northern sea passage through America to Asia.

Shortly after the publication of the big folio-atlases the need was apparently felt for a smaller-sized atlas, one that would be handier and above all, cheaper.
The Atlas Minor was larger in format than other small atlases available at the time allowing for significantly greater detail and more place names than found in its rivals.
Showing California in the top and Iceland in the bottom.




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