Regiones Svb Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu.

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Regiones Svb Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu.

Barcode: 428

Creator: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638

Publisher: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638

Publishing Location: Amsterdam

Region Depicted: Arctic regions · Greenland · Iceland · Norway · Sweden · Finland · Denmark · Scandinavia · Russia · Alaska · Arctic Ocean · North Pole · Northwest Passage · Canada · Northwest Territories · Yukon · Nunavut · Newfoundland and Labrador

Date Produced: 1645

Date Published: 1645

Language: Latin

Historical Context: Considered a prototype of maps of the Arctic, this map incorporates new information from the explorations of Barentsz, Baffin, Frobisher, Hall, Davis, and Captain Thomas James, whose discovery of a bay is marked with the label, "James his Bay." The Arctic coast of Russia features information from Willem Barentsz' voyage, and Spitsbergen is shown according to surveys by the Danish expedition of James Hall. Rhumb lines radiate from the North Pole, and a large title cartouche featuring two figures and numerous wind heads conveniently hides the northwest coast of America; this map?s depiction of Greenland as connected to the main North American landmass would have been controversial, because it disavows the possibility of the famous "Northwest Passage." However, the map does suggest the existence of a Northeast Passage by showing the Siberian coastline intact and the sea clear of any barriers.

Subjects: Arctic regions · Greenland · Iceland · Norway · Sweden · Finland · Denmark · Scandinavia · Russia · Alaska · Arctic Ocean · North Pole · Northwest Passage · Canada · Northwest Territories · Yukon · Nunavut · Newfoundland and Labrador · Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638 · Maps--Early works to 1800 · Nautical chart · Exploration and discovery

Map Type: Geographical, Nautical charts

Dimensions: 42 x 53 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Verso: Text in Latin

Brief Description: Map of the Arctic regions showing the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America

Physical Description: 1 map: colored, illustrated

Theme: From Colonies to Local Control: Mapping North America, 1494 to 1867

Associated Cartouche: Cartouche 1, 1645, Regiones Svb Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu. , Cartouche 2, 1645, Regiones Svb Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu.

Associated Map Imagery: Coat of Arms, 1645, Regiones Svb Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu. , Ship 1, 1645, Regiones Svb Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu. , Ship 2, 1645, Regiones Svb Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu. , Ship 3, 1645, Regiones Svb Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu. , Ship 4, 1645, Regiones Svb Polo Arctico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu.

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/428.0001