[Polus Antarcticus]


[Polus Antarcticus]

Item Information

Title:
[Polus Antarcticus] : Terra Australis Incognita
Title (alt.):
Terra Australis Incognita
Collection of old maps
Creator:
Wit, Frederik de.
Creator:
Jansson heirs.
Date:
[1666]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Antarctica--Maps--Early works to 1800
Australia--Maps--Early works to 1800
1666
Places:
Australia
Publisher:
Amsterdam : De Wit
Notes:
Corners are filled with native scenes, including animals, birds, boats ; hand-coloured, some detail painted over. Australia labelled 'Nova Hollandia -detect Anno 1644'.
From: Atlas contractus, sive Atlantis majoris compendium ... / Janssonius heirs. 1666.
Hemispherical map centred on the South Pole to the Tropic of Capricorn; includes parts of New Zealand, Tasmania and Australian coastlines, southern parts of South America and South Africa.
Relief shown pictorially.
The inscription "Nova Hollandia detect Anno 1644" refers to Tasman's second voyage.
In Latin.
Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Part of composite portfolio atlas with title "Collection of old maps."
Extent:
1 map ; 43 diam. on sheet 44 x 50 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:36,000,000].
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
06_01_008687
Call #:
G1015 .C65 1630
Barcode:
30000003827751
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
CC BY-NC-SA icon