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Image number: S0005077

The Arctic lands

Artist / photographer: Gerard Mercator

Caption: 'Polus Artieus', from 'Atlas sive cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mundi et fabricati figura', 1595. Drawn from existing maps, journeys of English explorers and Mercator's theories on the location of the magnetic north pole.

Country: Arctic

World region: Arctic Circle
Theme category: Cartography & Surveying

Image type: Map

Keywords: SURVEYING AND MAPMAKING, map, historical, 16th century
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