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Polar projection 'Septentrionalium terrarum' by Mercator by Gerard Mercator

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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
Size of image:
24.7 x 23.0 cm
Frame: Unframed
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Title:
Polar projection 'Septentrionalium terrarum' by Mercator
Artist:
Gerard Mercator
Product code:
F0319
Copyright:
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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This plate was fist published in 1595 in the posthumous part III of Mercator's Atlas. It records recent attempts by Frobisher and Davis to find the North-West Passage, and shows the pole surrounded by islands between which flow rivers carrying the world's oceans. The magnetic pole is shown as a rock near the Strait of Anian. Three circular maps of islands inset in the corners of the map: Shetland, Frisland [mythical] and Farre.
Gerard Mercator

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