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Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Greneland [Spitzbergen]
Date: 1625      Size: 12 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: This map depicts Spitsbergen/Svalbard, rather than Greneland (as stated on the map). It reflects the name given by English mariners to the island. It is based on the cartography of Captain Thomas Edge. Strong impression.
Map Ref: POLAR423
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio
Date: 1630      Size: 15 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Spectacular example of one of the earliest printed maps of the Arctic. Glorious original hand-colour. [Framed] [Burden 88 State 2]
Map Ref: POLAR482
Cartographer: Jan Blaeu
Title: : Regiones Svb Polo Arctico
Date: c. 1650      Size: 20 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: North Pole. Early map attempting to show the position of the Pole. Original colour. [Burden 252]
Map Ref: POLAR384
Cartographer: Pierre Duval
Title: : Terra Arctica
Date: c. 1694      Size: 6 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: Early, miniature, copper-engraved map of the Arctic region. Coloured.
Map Ref: POLAR437
Cartographer: Vincenzo Coronelli
Title: : Terre Artiche
Date: c. 1695      Size: 24 x 18 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Extraordinary copper-engraved map of the Arctic with blocks of text describing the voyages of the early explorers. Framed. [Burden 678, State 2]
Map Ref: POLAR96
Cartographer: Heinrich Scherer
Title: : Regionvm Circvm Polarivm
Date: 1701      Size: 14 x 9 inches
Published: Munich
Description: Striking map of the Arctic regions and the North Atlantic providing a fascinating view of early European activities in, and knowledge of, the northern latitudes.
Map Ref: POLAR487
Cartographer: Herman Moll
Title: : This Draught of the North Pole
Date: 1705      Size: 17 x 15 inches
Published: London
Description: Captivating map of the Arctic marking exploration routes of the North-East and North-West Passages. Inset of new discoveries at Nova Zembla. Fine impression.
Map Ref: POLAR390
Cartographer: Herman Moll
Title: : A Map of the North Pole
Date: c. 1720      Size: 11 x 8 inches
Published: London
Description: North Pole. Original colour. Framed.
Map Ref: POLAR240
Cartographer: Covens & Mortier
Title: : Hemisphere Septentrional - Les Terres Arctiques
Date: 1733      Size: 18 x 18 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Northern Hemisphere. Important detailed map based on the work of de L'Isle. Original colour.
Map Ref: POLAR71
Cartographer: John Wilkes
Title: : Countries Surrounding the North Pole
Date: 1807      Size: 8 x 9 inches
Published: London
Description: Polar projection map of the Arctic regions with Northern Canada and Greenland still largely unexplored. Fine original hand-colour.
Map Ref: POLAR488
Cartographer: Sir William Edward Parry
Title: : Chart of Part of the North Eastern Coast of America, and its adjacent Islands
Date: 1824      Size: 32 x 22 inches
Published: London
Description: Detailed chart showing the track and discoveries of his majesty's ships Fury and Hecla. Part of Fax Channel, surveyed by Parry in search of a North West Passage.
Map Ref: POLAR104
Cartographer: Joshua Archer
Title: : Map of the Polar Regions: Shewing all the Discoveries as made by British Officers
Date: 1833      Size: 7 x 9 inches
Published: London
Description: Unusual wood-engraved map of Arctic Canada and Greenland showing the most recent discoveries of Ross, Franklin, and Parry up to 1833. Printed in negative.
Map Ref: POLAR145
Cartographer: Charles Smith
Title: : Chart Illustrative of the Voyages and Travels of Captains Ross, Parry, and Franklin
Date: 1834      Size: 14 x 10 inches
Published: London
Description: Copper-engraved map of the Canadian Arctic showing the discoveries of Ross, Parry, and Franklin, but pre-dating the discovery of the Northwest Passage by a decade. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: POLAR498
Cartographer: R.G.S.
Title: : Hudson's Strait
Date: 1837      Size: 9 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: Hudson's Strait showing the track of HMS Terror during the Frozen Strait Expedition in 1836-37. Coloured.
Map Ref: POLAR252
Cartographer: R.G.S.
Title: : Frobisher Strait & Northumberland Inlet
Date: 1842      Size: 9 x 8 inches
Published: London
Description: Sketch map of the Hudson Strait, the eastern end of the Northwest Passage, in Arctic Canada showing the discoveries of Beecher & Wareham around Baffin Island in 1841. Coloured.
Map Ref: POLAR369
Cartographer: Joseph Meyer
Title: : Neueste Karte von Nord Pol
Date: 1845      Size: 14 x 13 inches
Published: Hildburghausen
Description: Highly detailed map of the northern hemisphere. German text. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: POLAR454