Janssonius: North Pole
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Title: „Nova et Accurata Poli Arctici et terrarum Circum Iacentium Descriptio“
First edition of this important map of the northern hemisphere. Depicted is the North Pole with North America, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Finland, Norway, the northern part of Russia, Novaya Zemlya and Siberia.
Original coloured copper engraving by Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) from „Novi Atlantis“Appendix, verso: blank, Amsterdam c. 1637
Size: 41 x 52 cm.
Decorative map with vibrant colours, paper slightly toned due to old age, crease a the right corner, wide margins, altogether in very good condition. A fine collectors´piece!
Ref.: Koeman: Atlantis Neerlandici.