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Map of the North Pole

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: P. van Thol and R.C. Alberts; Zorgdrager, Cornelius Gisbert
Place made: Netherlands, South Holland, Hague, The
Date made: 1727
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 13 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

Uncolored engraving showing a polar map, featuring the Scandinavian peninsula, Russia, Nova Zemblya, Greenland, and Canada, and the Arctic Circle marked. Cities and rivers are labeled. Entitled "Nieuwe Kaart van de Noord Pool" (New Map of the North Pole) at left, and at right, the text "De eerste Meridian getrokken over de Piek van Canarie" (The first meridian taken over the Peak of the Canary Islands). This meridian is marked with a thicker line and a label. From the book "Bloeijende Opkomst der Aloude en Hedendaag Groenlandsche Visschery" by C. G. Zorgdrager.


AF-MD-5102

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