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Herman Moll: This Draught of the North Pole is to shew all the Countries near and adjacent to it

Map: POLAR526
 
Cartographer: Herman Moll
Title: This Draught of the North Pole is to shew all the Countries near and adjacent to it
Date: 1705
Published: London
Width: 17 inches / 44 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: POLAR526
Description:
A captivating map of the Arctic marking multiple 17th century explorers' routes in search of the Northeast and Northwest Passages, including William Barentsz, Sir Hugh Willoughby, and Henry Hudson. An inset shows new discoveries at Novaya Zemlya suggesting it may not be an island, but rather a peninsula connected to Asia. Herman Moll notes that as these discoveries were given without latitudes, they should not be relied on as truth. Published in the first edition of John Harris's Navigantium atque itinerarium bibliotheca: or, a compleat collection of voyages and travels. [POLAR526]