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Vincenzo Coronelli: Terre Artiche

Map: POLAR96
 
Cartographer: Vincenzo Coronelli
Title: Terre Artiche
Date: c. 1695
Published: Venice
Width: 24 inches / 61 cm
Height: 18 inches / 46 cm
Map ref: POLAR96
Description:
Extraordinary copper-engraved map of the Arctic. Blocks of text describe the voyages of the early explorers, including Eric the Red's dicovery of Greenland, the Zeno brothers' fabled voyage, Baffin's discoveries in Canada, and Broer Ruis & Gall Hawkes in Greenland (1654). Rather than hazarding a guess, Coronelli uses a large, elaborate cartouche to mask the vast empty spaces yet to be discovered by Europeans. Framed. [POLAR96]

[Burden (P.): The Mapping of North America II 678, State 2]