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Terres Arctiques

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Terres Arctiques : P. Du Val

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An uncommon miniature map of the northern hemisphere showing an accurate summation of the state of knowledge, and lack of knowledge of this inhospitable but fascinating region. Despite the region's difficulties, Europeans had, for centuries been attempting to find a passage, either eastwards or westwards to the Indies - the actual lack of information was enough to encourage numerous adventurers to attempt the impossible.
mapmaker: P. Du Val  
place and date of publication: Paris 1660- c.1680
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 100 by 120mm (4 by 4.75 inches).
ref: 44088

Price: £ 200

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