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subject : Discoveries in geography--Maps--Early works to 1800.
Williem Barendsz' map of the polar regions is a major landmark in Arctic cartography, depicting the details of his third voyage to this region, made in 1596-7. After becoming stuck on the ice and being forced to wander in the Polar regions, Barentsz utilized his time to create an elaborate and highly decorative manuscript map depicting his observations. His map contains 34 illustrations of sea monsters, ships and whales and an island named "Polus Magnetis."; Illustrated with compass roses, ships, fanciful fish and other sea life.; Library's copy has been trimmed on sides back to original neat lines. No portion of map is missing.
Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598. (creator)
Barentsz, Willem, approximately 1550-1597. (contributor)
Relief shown pictorially.; Shows the northern hemisphere from Siberia in Asia to New France in North America, with the routes of discovery in the northern Pacific Ocean.; Decorative title cartouche top centre, flanked by "Avertissement" and "Echelles de Lieux" in top border, with "Habitant du Kamtchatka" in left corner, "Sauvage du NO de la Louisiane" in right corner.; Prime meridians: Paris; Isle de Fer.
Chez François Santini, rue Ste. Justine près de l'Eglise (publisher)
Santini, François. (creator)
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