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Place of creation
Apud Iohannem and Guilijelmi Blaeu
Scope and content
Shows the Arctic regions of the world as known at that time.
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
252 Item no. assigned by LAC 252
Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.
Includes a decorative cartouche showing two allegorical figures one of whom represents cold, winter or Arctic. Cherubic faces are inset in a clould and are exhaling Arctic winds, The heraldic crest of the Blaeu family; two foxes, a bear or wolf, and two Arcitc hunters frame the scale.
On verso: 2 pages of text titled " Landen onder de Noord - Pool". Printed page number"4" appears in top right corner. The printers mark is "C" printed under the "ou" in "houden". The The catchword is "holen". Left hand page has a decorative symbol below the text. There is no page number and the last line of text is "gevonden heefte". This information in Kersahw dates the map as the State two, Dutch edition of 1649-50 map.
Second State, Dutch edition of 1649-1650 map.
Originally published in: Toonneet des Aerdrycx, Ofte Nieuwe Atlas. 1649.
Includes 3 bar scales: Milliaria Germanica communia pro 60 latit gradu -- Milliaria Germanica communia pro 70 latit gradu -- Milliaria Germanica communia pro 80 lat. gradu.
Citation / reference note
Burden. entry 252, pages 321-322.
Koeman, vol. 1, entry B1 29A
Copy / version note
Arctic regions - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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