MERCATOR, SEPTENTRIONALIUM TERRARUM DESCRIPTION. [DUISBURG, 1606]
600 - 800 GBP
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- Septentrionalium terrarum description. [Duisburg, 1606]
State 2 (of 2 identified), (435 x 573mm.), double-page engraved map in circular form including northern Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia, northern Asia and California, with three spandrel insets, Latin text on verso, strengthened at fold with very minor loss
Burden 88 (state 2)
THE FIRST SEPARATE PRINTED MAP DEVOTED TO THE ARCTIC, it is the only non-European atlas map compiled by Gerard Mercator himself. This is the second state, with Nova Zembla as one island with an incomplete coast.