1606 Mercator Hondius Map of the Arctic Art Print
A Museum Quality Art Print of the 1606 Mercator Hondius Map of the Arctic. This is the 2nd edition of this map with the first being the first map ever drawn of the North Pole. In this early time the North Pole is depicted much differently than what we now know is the true lay of the land. At the very center of the North Pole according to this map is a huge magnetic rock called the Rupes Nigra. This rock, the exact center of the top of the world, is surrounded by a great whirlpool into which four powerful rapid rivers flow. These rivers in turn divide a massive continent sized landmass into four distinct islands or countries. An original letter still exists in which the cartographer describes the magnetic rock and the whirlpool of waters and the division of the lands. Everything on this map is labelled and a description written about each area of the North Pole. Four circles are on each corner of the map making a very colorful display.
Fine Art Prints of Distinction painstakingly repairs the original files of these old paintings or prints, as much as they can be repaired without ruining the original intent of the artist. We then print with the best inks, papers and printers. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Please don't confuse our prints with the mass produced prints on cheap poster type papers, our works of art are a much better quality and made one at a time in our family business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from the antique picture entitled 1606 Mercator Hondius Map of the Arctic.
Inventory #20 - Maps and Outer Space by Fine Art Prints of Distinction