Antique map of the North Pole. Printed in Venice in the year 1691.

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Description

A beautiful and rare map showing the Arctic circle, the northern parts of America, Europe, Russia and Siberia. Only northern half of Iceland is shown. A central circular panel of text is surrounded by a glacial frame. The title cartouche is surrounded by clouds and wind-blowing cherubs.

Details

CartographerVincenzo Maria Coronelli
TitleTerre Artiche.
Publisher, YearVenice, 1691
Plate Size45.0 x 60.5 cm (17.7 x 23.8 inches)
Sheet Size49.0 x 63.6 cm (19.3 x 25.0 inches)
ReferenceBurden, P.D.: The Mapping of North America, No. 678

Condition

Small wormhole backed. Very good conditions.

Cartographer

Vincenzo Coronelli, a Franciscan priest lived most of his life in Venice and was born 1650. He was well known because of his mathematician and geographical knowledge and became the greatest Italian cartographer of the late 17th century. He published a large two volume Atlante Veneto and became Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic. He also produced large celestial and terrestrial globes. He died in 1718.

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Antique map of the North Pole. Printed in Venice in the year 1691.

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