logo

1625. Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus

  • Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus

Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 1158x1722 px
Disk Size: 
 762617B
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 London

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  16.08 х 23.92
Printing at 150 dpi 
 7.72 х 11.48
Printing at 300 dpi 
 3.86 х 5.74

Excellent early map of the North Polar regions, based upon early maps by Mercator and Hondius.

Shows the mythical land masses near the pole, the clearly navigable NW and NE passages, a massive California, as discovered by the Spanish, the Davis Straits, and marvelous detail in the NE coast of Asia, above the arctic circle. An excellent map for polar collectors.

The map is drawn from Mercator's world map of 1569, which included a large inset map of the North Polar regions. Mercator also issued a larger format map of the same region beginning in 1595, which was included in his Atlas.

Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) was a Dutch engraver and mapmaker, a member of a prominent cartographic family. His father, Jodocus Hondius, was also an engraver and geographer. While working with his father, Henricus was instrumental in the expansion and republishing of Mercator’s atlas, first published in 1595 and republished by Hondius in 1606.   

Upon his father’s death in 1612, Henricus and his brother, Jodocus the Younger, took over the business. He set up his own shop in 1621, where he continued to release new editions of the Mercator atlas. Later, he partnered with his brother-in-law, Jan Janssonius, in continuing to expand and publish Mercator’s atlas, which would become known as the Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius atlas. Born and based in Amsterdam, he died there in 1651.


Special conditions for students!

If you are a student, write to us in telegram: @antiquemaps and indicate what material you need and for what work you need a map in high detail. We are ready to provide material on special terms. For students only!

Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
1158x1722 px
Disk:
762617B
Number of pages:
1
Place:
London
Author:
Henricus Hondius. Samuel Purchas.
$9.99

Related item