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  WORLD 
 Polar Maps 

BERTIUS, Petrus. [Arctic]
[Regiones Hyperboreæ.] Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius jnr, 1616. 95 x 120mm.
The Arctic Circle, published in Hondius's revised version of Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum', probably engraved by Hondius himself. It is derived from Mercator's folio map of 1585 (the 1606 state with Nova Zembla now a single, incomplete island), but has new borders of arctic animals rather than roundel maps. BURDEN: 184; KOEMAN: Lan 11a.
[Ref: 10130]    £420.00 ($554 • €470 rates)


PITT, Moses. [The only original map in Pitt's 'English Atlas']
A Map of the North-Pole and the Parts Adjoining. Oxford: Moses Pitt, 1680. Coloured. 460 x 590mm. A few small repairs, pinholes in crest.
A scarce map of the Arctic Circle, with the title on a curtain, with portraits of Lapplanders and a whaling scene. On the map the mythical island of Frisland is marked, as is a strait through Greenland, placed there instead of Canada by Martin Frobisher, who had been confused by the non-existence of Frisland. Further west the discoveries of the English explorers looking for the North West Passage are shown. Bottom left are the arms of Charles FitzCharles (1657-80), the son of Charles II, which consists of his father's arms with a baton sinister vair overall, signifying illegitimacy. He died of dysentery defending Tangier, which had been part of his father's dowry when marrying the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza in 1662.
[Ref: 17805]    £4,500.00 ($5,940 • €5,040 rates)


MOORE, Jonas. [Seventeenth century map of the South Pole]
South Pole. London, Robert Scott, 1681. 175 x 215mm.
A scarce map of The South Pole, with New Zealand shown as part of the 'Terra Australis Incognita'. Published in 'Moore's ''A new Geography with the maps to each Country and Tables of Longitude & Latitiude'.
[Ref: 16801]    £650.00 ($858 • €728 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of Arctic]
[Die Nord=Pol-Lander...] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8946]    £180.00 ($238 • €202 rates)


MOULLART-SANSON, Pierre. [A map of the South Pole from the beginning of the 18th century]
Hemisphere Antarctique ou Meridional du Globe Terrestre vu en conve l'oeil estant posé au Zenith et â distance infinie du plan de projection contenant partie de L'Afrique, partie de L'Amerique Meridionale et Les Terres Antarctiques. Paris, 1704. 280 x 205mm. A very fine example.
Scarce map of the Southern Hemisphere, with the mythical Terres Magellaniques connected to Abel Tasman's New Zealand.
[Ref: 15020]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


MOULLART-SANSON, Pierre. [A map of the South Pole from the beginning of the 18th century]
Hemisphere Austral ou Merid.l et Ant'Arctique du Globe Terrestre vu en plan contenant une p.tie de L'Afrique, une p.tie de L'Amerique Merid.le et les Terres Magellaniques. Paris, 1704. 280 x 205mm. A very fine example.
Scarce map of the Southern Hemisphere, with the mythical Terres Magellaniques extending out of the Antarctic Circle.
[Ref: 15021]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


KEIZER, Jacob. [The North Pole, with California as an Island]
De Noord Pool. De Eilanden van Sangir Sjauw en Pagasare. Amsterdam: Jan de Lat, c.1747. Original outline colour. 190 x 280mm.
A scarce Dutch map with the North Pole featuring California as an Island. The inset map shows the volcanic islands of the Sangihe Archipelago in Indonesia
[Ref: 17249]    £300.00 ($396 • €336 rates)


KEIZER, Jacob. [South Pole with new discoveries]
De Zuid Pool... Amsterdam: Jan de Lat, c.1747. Original outline colour. 190 x 280mm.
A scarce Dutch map with the Southern Hemisphere with new discoveries of the time. The inset map shows Cape Circoncision and the Solomon Islands.
[Ref: 17259]    £300.00 ($396 • €336 rates)


BUFFON, George Louis le Clerc. [Rare Dutch Edition of Buffon's Map of the Magnetic Poles.]
Carte Magnétique des Deux Hemisphères. Amsterdam: J.H. Schneider, 1775. Original colour. 485 x 940mm. Binding folds flattened as usual.
A double-hemisphere world map designed to display magnetic variation, so centred on the North and South Poles. Buffon has given the position of the supposed magnetic north as being in Canada, to the north of Hudson's Bay and east of Baffin's Bay. Published in the Dutch edition of Buffon's 'Histoire Naturelle', in the mineralogy volumes. As this section was not as popular as the bird volumes it is believed that only 250 copies of this edition were printed.
[Ref: 7527]    £600.00 ($792 • €672 rates)


BÉNARD, Robert. [Captain Cook's chart of the Southern Hemisphere]
Carte de L'Hemisphere Austral Montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les plus Célebres Par le Captaine Jacques Cook. Paris, Saillant et Nyon & Panckouke, c.1780. Coloured. 550 x 550mm. Binding folds flattened as usual on this map.
Antique sea chart of the Southern Hemisphere, marking the routes of Cook on his First and Second voyages, as well as those of Captains Furneaux, Cartaret, Byron, Halley & Bouvet. On his First Voyage Cook mapped New Zealand and the east coast of Australia accurately for the first time; on his Second he circumnavigated the world as far south as possible, disproving the theory of a Great Southern Continent.
[Ref: 6740]    £550.00 ($726 • €616 rates)


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