Maps, Polar Map, Wilhelm Janszoon Bleau
"Regiones sub Polo Artico". Copper etching by Wilhelm Janszoon Bleau. From the atlas edited by Willem Johann Bleau. Amsterdam, ca 1645. Hand coloring.
The North Pole is the center of this map which shows the coastlines of the countries in the Artic Circle.The decorative title cartouche is in the upper part of the map with cherubs and personifications of the wind and winter. In the lower right is the map legend surrounded by two Eskimos, a polar bear and foxes. To the left is a dedication to G. Becker de Corneliis with coat-of-arms.
Verso: Text in Latin.
Original antique print
Repaired tear on left margin edge and repair in lower margin.
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