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Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571–1638
Regiones svb polo arctico / auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu.
Additional Title(s):
Regiones sub polo arctico
[Amsterdami] : [Apud Guiljelmum et Iohannem Blaeu], [1638]
Physical Description:
1 map : engraved ; 39 x 51 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2015 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale [1:26,611,200] -- (N 90°--N 60°).
Coastal names, ships, compass roses, rhumb lines; results of searches for the North West Passage.
Decorative title cartouche; decorative bar scale cartouche with 2 hunters, bear & dogs.
References: Koeman, v.1, p.117, Bl16A.
From: Le Theatre du monde ou Nouvel Atlas ... / par Guillaume et Jean Blaeu. -- Amsterdami : Apud Guiljelmum et Iohannem Blaeu, Anno 1638. -- map [2].
BAC: British Art Center copy is bound en plano (unfolded) as map 3 in part 1 of a composite atlas issued by Nicolaes Visscher with title: Atlas minor, sive, Geographia compendiosa, ca. 1716 (Folio C 2015 1). Hand-colored, with highlights in gold.
Subject Terms:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800 -- Maps.
Arctic regions -- Early works to 1800 -- Maps.
Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800 -- Maps.
Visscher, Nicolaes, 1649-1702. Atlas minor.

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