Stanford's Map of the countries round the North Pole.
$1500 / ≈ €1304
To the left a explanation of the color key. Boundaries, limits of drift ice, pack ice, tree line, names of the chief "Arctic Worthies" and the dates of discovery marked in red.
To the upper left a past-on map of Baffin Sea.
The present map was one of Stanford’s earliest editions of a series of progressively updated maps of the Arctic Regions, the first of which was published around 1875, and the last issued in the 1930s.
Still in it's original publisher's yellow advertisements at endpapers, folding into original purple covers, yellow label.
Published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London.
Dimensions when folded 175x115mm.
Provenance : With signature of Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010), who was England’s best writers of proletarian fiction. From an early age, geography and maps were a very important part of his life.
In August 2011, Ramsay Wood meets and talks with Alan Silitoe and wrote : Sillitoe loves maps. He regards them the way some people regard beautiful paintings.
Reference: Verner & Stubbs, The Northpart of America, p.162.
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