(Southern Hem.) Polus Antarcticus. Henricus....

Mapmaker: Hondius, H.

(Southern Hem.) Polus Antarcticus. Henricus....

c. 161

  • ~Catalog 65~
  • (Southern Hemisphere) Polus Antarcticus Henricus Hondius excudit.

    Celebrated as the first map to focus on the South Pole and the neighboring discoveries, this map is a fascinating mix of cutting edge information and antiquated theories. With a ghostly coast line that hints at a massive continent that spans from just off the tip of South America and almost reaches to Australia on both sides, this map still shows ancient assumptions about the "Terra Australis Incognita". A notable map for showing the recent discoveries related to modern day Australia. Large and surrounded with cartouche showing native life and environments.

    Condition is very good with some marginal staining and repair. Size is approximately 17.5 x 19.5 (inches)