Antique Polar Maps and Prints

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ŃCarte du Nord Est & du Nord West du Pole"

Anonymous copper etching. Ca. 1660

Shows the North Pole and the northern Hemisphere from Hudson's Bay to the island of Nova Zembla (Novaja Semlja) in Russia. Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat), Iceland Lapland and Nova Zembla are mapped in more detail, as is the mythical island of Freesland which shows on practically all maps before 1660 south of Greenland.

Map was obviously published in a small book (duodez). It has many vertical and horizontal folds to fit book size. Left and right margins have been added. Reverse side has a collector's stamp, two repaired tears slightly into image and some other traces of age and use typical for often folded out maps.

32.5 x 56.5 cm (12.7 x 22.2")

Order Nr. POLAR237941SOLD


"Regiones sub Polo Artico". Copper etching by Wilhelm Janszoon Bleau. From the atlas edited by Johann Bleau. Amsterdam, 1656. Recent hand coloring.

The North Pole is the center of this map which shows the coastlines of the countries in the Artic Circle.The decorative title cartouche is in the upper part of the map with cherubs and personifications of the wind and winter. In the lower right is the map legend surrounded by two Eskimos, a polar bear and a fox. To the left is a coat of arms. Verso: Text in Latin.

Overall light toning. Repaired tear in lower margin on centerfold that reaches into image. Repaired tear in left margin that does not reach to image. The two lower corners are creased.

41 x 53.2 cm ( 16.1 x 20.9 ")

$ 1350.00

Order Nr. POLAR2261


"Die Isothernkurven Der Noerdlichen Halbkugel". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. A bit of original outline coloring.

Map shows a polar projection of the world. The isothermic curves are shown, starting in the polar area. At the bottom left and right are diagrams of the temperature and snow levels of the major world mountains. In the lower left are mts. of the americas and in the lower right are those of Europe and Asia.

Map is very clean. Side margins are narrower. General condition is otherwise almost Very Good.

25.2 x 29.5 cm ( 9.9 x 11.6 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. WORLD2228


"Eisregion im noerdlichen Polarmeer"

Wood engraving 1887. Reverse side is printed.

10.5 x 17 cm ( 4.1 x 6.6 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. POLAR247049


Pole Nord

"Pres du Pole Nord"

Wood engraving 1890. Reverse side is printed. Overall light age toning.

18 x 25 cm ( 7 x 9.8 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. POLAR247188


"Die wichtigsten Gletschergebiete in der Vorzeit und in der Gegenwart"
( the main glacier areas in prehistorical times and now )

Wood engraving printed in color 1904.

Image: 20 x 10 cm ( 7.8 x 3.9 ")
Page size: 27 x 18 cm ( 10.6 x 7 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. POLAR246302


Beaufort Island   Mount Erebus

"Die Beaufort Insel und der Vulkan Erebus" ( Antarctica )

Wood engraving 1902.

12 x 20.5 cm ( 4.7 x 8 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. POLAR245699


"Karte der Nordpolarlaender"

Wood engraving printed in color, 1895. Horizontal centerfold. Light age toning.

27.5 x 22.5 cm ( 10.8 x 8.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR247533


"Episode aus der oesterreichischen Nordpol-Expedition 1872-74: Nie Zurueck!

Toned wood engraving 1902 after a painting by Julius Ritter von Payer in the Kunsthistorischen Hofmuseum zu Wien..

Print has a vertical centerfold to fit original book size.

20 x 30.5 cm ( 7.8 x 12 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR245140


North Pole Map

"Nord Polar-Karte"

Shows exploration route of the ship "Jeanette" in 1884. Wood engraving 1892. Reverse side is printed.

11.5 x 14.5 cm ( 4.5 x 5.7 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR248220


"Das suedliche Eismeer" (southern polar sea )

In Vordergrund links ein See-Elefant, auf dem Eise Pinguine, in der Luft ein Albatross und Moeven"

Wood engraving printed in color, 1902. After a watercolor by Wilhelm Kuhnert.

Vertical centerfold to fit original book size.

20 x 32 cm ( 7.8 x 12.5 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR245136


"Das noerdliche Eismeer" ( northern Polar Sea )

"Im Vordergrund links Eisbaeren, rechts Walrosse, im Hintergrund ein Vogelberg mit Moeven, Alken und Toepeln"

Wood engraving printed in color, 1902. After a watercolor by Wilhelm Kuhnert.

Vertical centerfold to fit original book size.

20 x 32 cm ( 7.8 x 12.5 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR245139


North Pole

"Nord Polarlaender"

Wood engraving printed in color, 1902. Fine condition. Horizontal centerfold.

26 x 21.5 cm ( 10.2 x 8.4 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. POLAR245887


Karte Der Suedpolarlaender

Lithograph from Brockhaus, 1895. Horizntal centerfold.

Map has lines showing the routes of major expeditions. In the upper right is an inset showing a detail of the South Shetland Islands.

27.5 x 22 cm ( 10.8 x 8.6 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR236284


Karte Der Suedpolarforschungungen ( Map of South Pole Research )

Map has red and dotted lines showing the major expedition routes and the years travelled.

Lithograph from the Bibliographische Institut in Leipzig published 1897.

Very good condition.

20 x 13 cm ( 7.8 x 5.1 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. POLAR239324


Polar-Karte
die Länder u. Meere von Nord Pol bis 50° Grad N. Br. u. weiter sowie Uebersicht des Russischen Reiches.

Steel engraving printed by Carl Poppey in Gotha, dated 1875. From "Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude" by Adolf Stieler. In the upper left is an inset of Erebus and Terror Bay un North Devon.
Original hand coloring. Vertical centerfold. Very good condition.

32 x 38 cm ( 12.5 x 14.9 ")

$ 100.00

Order Nr. POLAR241736


"Eine Nordpolfahrt der Zukunft" ( going to the North Pole in the future )

Wood engraving 1883. Extra page with the article "Eine Nordpolfahrt der Zukunft".
This article in German continues on the reverse side of the image. Overall light age toning.

26 x 17.5 cm ( 10.2 x 6.8 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. POLAR245279


Sued Polar Karte von A. Petermann

Steel engraving printed C. Hellfarth in Gotha, dated 1870. From "Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude" by Adolf Stieler.

This South Pole map has many interesting aspects of discovery and special details of the bordering islands.

In the upper left of this map is a detailed inset of the South Shetland and Orkney Islands and below these are Decption Island, Juan Fernandes Island, Aukland Island, Warekauri Island and a polar region map.

On the right is an inset of Tristan da Cunha Island, the Kerauelen Islands, Crozet Islands, Prince Edward Island, New Amsterdam and St. Paul Islands, Victoria Land and a hemisphere map of the Southern Hemisphere.

On the map are the discovery dates of many parts of the Southern Pole. The white area in the middle is unexplored land at that time. The green lines show the ice movements. Other lines show discovery routes.

Vertical centerfold. Very good condition.

32 x 38 cm ( 12.5 x 14.9 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. POLAR235789


"Die Isothemkurven der Noerdlichen Halbkugel" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.

This map shows the isothemich curves of the northern half of the world. In the lower left are the highest mountains of the New World and in the lower right are the highest mountains of the Old World.

Map has no left margin. Overall light age toning.

21 x 28.5 cm ( 8.2 x 11.2 ")

$ 85.00

Order Nr. WORLD235474


"Southern Hemisphere Projected on the Plane of the Horizon of London". Copper etching by J. & G. Menzies after Geo. Buchanan for "Thomson's New General Atlas", published in 1816. Original hand coloring.

This very interesting map shows the southern hemisphere with the South Pole shown in sketchy form. Notice Australia and Southeastern Asia on the upper left side. In the upper right part of the map are the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands). On the lower right is the southern part of South America. Lines show the various exploration routes of early explorers.

Map has browning on left margin, especially in the upper and lower corners. Horizontal centerfold. Lower margin edge is a bit frayed on right side. In upper margin is a light brown line.General condition is Better than Good.

Page size: 61 x 53.5 cm ( 24 x 21 ")

Diameter of map: 50 cm ( 19.6 ")

$ 400.00

Order Nr. AUSTRALIA2302


Voyage u pole nord, project de M. Gustave Lambert.

Wood engraving by Erhard Schieble, 1868. Reverse side is printed.
Horizontal fold in lower part of map. Small repaired tear in lower right margin.

23.5 x 23 cm ( 9.2 x 9 " )

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR236068


"Karte der Flora und Fauna der Nordpolarlaender"

Wood engraving printed 1902 with the names of the animals and plants in the northern Polar areas.
On the reverse side istext in German about the flora and fauna of the northern regions.

13 x 13 cm ( 5.1 x 5.1 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. POLAR24582


"Jahres Isothermen und Isobaren um den Nordpol"

Wood engraving printed 1902 with the patterns of the isothrms and isobars in the northern Polar areas.
On the reverse side istext in German about the northern regions.

13 x 13 cm ( 5.1 x 5.1 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. POLAR24583


"Carte des regions du pole arctique"

Engraved by Kautz in Paris, 1868. Below the image and on the reverse side is
information ( in french ) about Polar exploration.

Diameter of map: 14.5 cm ( 5.7 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. POLARMAP242519


"Carte du Pole Arctique Jusqu a la 60 Parallele par Jenotte"

Steel engraving map by Jenotte ca 1845. Detailed map of the North Pole region.
Vertical centerfold to fit original book size.

Diameter: 17.5 cm ( 6.8 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. POLARMAP240905


" Karte der Arktischen Länder"

Wood engraving from "Orbis Pictus" 1870.
Print has overall light toning and has text on backside.

Diameter: 17.2 cm ( 6.7 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. POLAR2263


"Carte des Etoiles situees dans les environs du Pole Boreal et jusque vers la Polaire"

Vey interesting chart showing the position of the stars over the North Pole in 1870.

Wood engraving ca 1870. On the reverse side is a partial article ( in French ) about
the positions of the stars over the North Pole.

15 x 25 cm ( 5.9 x 9.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. ASTRONOMY242375


"Details de la carte precedente"

Wood engraving of polar regions showing details of a map. Published 1871.
On the reverse side is text ( in French ) about the polar region.

24.5 x 15 cm ( 9.6 x 5.9 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. POLAR245998


"Suedpolargebiete"

Lithographed map by Simon and G. Kirchner 1899. In the upper right is an inset showing Graham Land and the South Shetland Islands. In the lower left is a detailed inset of Victoria Land. This map is interesting because it shows the floating ice ( Treibeis) all around Antarctis. Lines show the regions of the floating ice in winter and summer.

Except for a tiny repaire in the lower margin on the centerfold, the map is in very good condition.

38.5 x 50 cm ( 15.1 x 19.6 ")

Order Nr. POLAR239327SOLD


"Polar Projection eines Segments der Nördlichen und Südlichen Halbkugel". Copper etching by Sam. Anderson of Stockholm for the atlas by Christoph Hansteen of Christiania, Norway, ca 1815.

Map shows the two polar regions and the movement of the magnetic fields from 1600 to 1800. On the leftside with the North Pole, many of these magnetic fields are named. On the right side is Van Diemen's Island (Tasmania) and New Zealand at the top of the circle. On the right side is the tip of South America.

Map has folds to fit book size. Light browning and spotting along margin edges, and light browning on left side in area of Sibiria. A small, repaired tear on lower margin edge. Overall condition is Better than Good.

Diameter of circle: 24.2 cm ( 9.5 ")
Page size: 30 x 49.5 cm ( 11.8 x 19.4 ")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. POLAR2267


Continent Arctique

Copper etching after Mallet, 1685. Modern hand coloring.
Light browning on margin edges. Some very minimal spotting and creasing.
Small piece of left margin edge is missing.

14.3 x 10.5 cm ( 5.6 x 4.1 ")

$ 95.00

Order Nr. POLAR2264


John Franklin

"John Franklin" ( Polar explorer )

Wood engraving made after a painting 1902. Reverse side is printed.

9.5 x 9 cm ( 3.7 x 3.5 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. POLAR246092


"Carte generale du pole Nord"

Wood engraving by Alary ca 1875. Reverse side is printed.

24.5 x 15 cm ( 9.6 x 5.9 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. POLAR246141


"Mount Sabine und Possessionsinsel in Victorialand, Antarktis"

Image: 7.8 x 13 cm ( 3 x 5.1 ")
Page size: 24 x 16 cm ( 9.4 x 6.2"

"Die grosse Eismasse oestlich von Victorialand in der Antarktis"

Image: 8.2 x 13 cm ( 3.2 x 5.1")

Wood engravings on both sides of a page published 1902. The text in German is about Antarctica.

$ 35.00

Order Nr. POLAR245304


"Regiones Arctiques"
"Roc Basaltique sous le cercle polaire"

Steel engraving ca 1850.

9 x 12.5 cm ( 3.5 x 4.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. POLAR241456


"Fridtjof Nansen bei seiner Rueckkehr nach Franz-Josephs Land im Sommer des Jahres 1896."

Wood engraving after a photograph, 1902. Reverse side is printed.

20 x 13 cm ( 7.8 x 5.1 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR245141


Straits of Magellan

"Die westliche Teil der Magalhaestrasse" ( the west part of the Straits of Magellan )

Wood engraving 1903. Reverse side is printed.

10 x 13 cm ( 3.9 x 5.1 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. POLAR245745


"Sir James Clark Ross"

Wood engraving 1902. The engraving is on a page of text ( in German ) about
Sir James Clark Ross and exploration of the South Pole. The text continues on the reverse side.

10.5 x 9.5 cm ( 4.1 x 3.7 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. POLAR245888


"Iles de Glace pres des Poles"

Steel engraving ca 1850.

9.5 x 15 cm ( 3.7 x 5.9 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. POLAR241088


"Grahamland und die Suedshetlandgruppe"

11.5 x 13 cm (4.5 x 5.1 ")

Reverse side:

"Der Haddington Berg auf Louis Philippe Land"

7.2 x 12.8 cm ( 2.8 x 5 ")

Wood engravings published 1902.

$ 35.00

Order Nr. POLAR245305


"Eisberge im Suedpolargebiet"

Fine wood engraving printed in color after the original by Prof. Pechuel Loesche, 1902.

13 x 20 cm ( 5.1 x 7.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR245303


"Le cap Nord"

Wood engraving after Neuville and Dixon, published 1872. Reverse side is printed.

16 x 23.5 cm ( 6.2 x 9.2 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. POLAR241026


"Die von Dumont d'Urville gefuehrte Corvett "Astrolabe" zwischen den Eisbergen der Antarktis im Februar 1838"

Toned wood engraving after a lithograph by A. Mayer. Printed 1902.

13 x 20 cm ( 5.1 x 7.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. POLAR245142


"Christmas Hafen auf Kerguelenland"

9 x 12.5 cm ( 3.5 x 4.9 ")

Reverse side:

"Die Vulcaninsel Sankt Paul"

6 x 12.5 cm ( 2.3 x 4.9 ")

Wood engravings published 1902. Above and below the images is text in German about the area.

$ 35.00

Order Nr. POLAR245084


"Das Saeulencap in Franz-Josephsland"

Wood engraving by W. Kranz, 1906. Printed in color.

12.3 x 19.5 cm ( 4.8 x 7.6 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. POLAR245230


 

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