c. 1640 – W. J. Blaeu – Regiones sub Polo Arctico


Title:                      “Regiones sub Polo Arctico

Beautiful North Polar map, with several wonderful cartouches and decorative coat of arms. Wonderful detail, both real and imaginary, throughout the map. At the time this map was the most up-to-date map of the North Pole region available. To the left we see the discoveries of captain Thomas James of Bristol along the southern and western shores of the Hudson Bay during his expedition of 1631/32.

Comes from Willem Janszoon Blaeu atlas “Atlas Major” published in Amsterdam circa 1640.

Map Maker:      Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571 – 1638)
Sheet size:          47,5 x 57,0 cm
Date:​                     c. 1640
Technique:         copper engraving

Good condition. Old coloring. Upper and lower centrefold separation professionally repaired.

This is an original antique map published circa 1640 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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