Polar Regions North & South Poles Bering Strait 1914 large scarce mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
The Polar Regions.
(World Map, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, North Pole, South Pole, Ross Sea, Weddell Sea, Bering Strait, Greenland, Svalbard).
Issued 1914, London by George Philip & Son.
Scarce large scale early 20th century color lithograph map from an uncommon folio atlas.
Much larger and nicer than many other more common small maps of the same era, this map feels impressive, almost monumental in scale. Several early Arctic explorers names with dates are located at both poles, the shades of green showing the extent of ice flows as they then existed. Five insets across the bottom focus on Arctic islands and coastlines.
Well preserved, nice looking example with pleasing age patina.
Original center fold as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 21" H x 27 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 18" H x 23" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2.