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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: 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. French text on verso. 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 is to shew all the Countries near and adjacent to it
Date: 1705      Size: 17 x 15 inches
Published: London
Description: A captivating map of the Arctic marking multiple explorers' routes in search of the Northeast and Northwest Passages. An inset shows new discoveries at Novaya Zemlya.
Map Ref: POLAR526
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: Herman Moll
Title: : A Map of the North Pole
Date: c. 1750      Size: 11 x 8 inches
Published: London
Description: Herman Moll's smaller map of the Arctic showing the latest European discoveries and with a paragraph of text explaining the ongoing search for a northwest or northeast passage to China. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: POLAR531
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: 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: Jehoshaphat Aspin
Title: : Recent Discoveries in the Arctic Regions
Date: 1838      Size: 17 x 13 inches
Published: London
Description: A map of the Canadian Arctic showing the progress of European explorers, including Parry, Ross, and Franklin, to 1838. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: POLAR523
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
Cartographer: British Admiralty
Title: : Chart of the North Polar Sea
Date: 1849      Size: 25 x 25 inches
Published: London
Description: Interesting Admiralty Chart showing the status of Polar exploration up to the mid-19th century. The map was first issued in 1835 but corrected to 1849. (SL)
Map Ref: POLAR456
Cartographer: James Wyld
Title: : Chart of the Arctic Regions from the Admiralty Surveys
Date: c. 1851      Size: 16 x 15 inches
Published: London
Description: Scarce folding map of the North Pole with a dedication to Lady Franklin showing the latest exploration during the search for Sir John Franklin. Original hand colour. Folded.
Map Ref: POLAR457