Les Deux Poles, Septentrional et Meridional, ou Description des Terres Arcticques et Antarctiques; et des Pays circomvoisins jusques aux 45 Degres de Latitude
by Sanson, Nicolas. [Antarctic & Arctic Map]
Paris, 1657. Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe ordre du Roy... Spence 3017 lists a slightly different title but undoubtedly the same map. 53x38 cms. Period outline color, central fold, very good condition. A double hemisphere map to the North and South poles. The North pole is connected to Greenland and Spitzbergen but there is little other detailed coastline in the polar area. Europe, Russia and Canada are delineated. The South pole is based on the great unknown Southland of Magellan. The tip of S. America is shown, and a large land mass which encompasses the whole of the hemisphere, but nothing else. (Inventory #: 5033)
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