Gerard Mercator - Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio - North Pole Map

This influential map was the first separately printed map devoted to the Arctic. The hemisphere is surrounded by a floral design with four roundels in each corner. These contain the title, the Faeroe Isles, the Shetland Isles, and the mythical island of Frisland. The North Pole is shown according to legend as a large rock in a giant whirlpool and surrounded by four islands separated by rivers. One of the islands is noted as being inhabited by pygmies.


The magnetic north is depicted as a separate island rock just outside the polar mass. In North America, there is a very early reference to California (California regio, sola fama Hispanis nota), curiously shown north of the El streto de Anian. The map depicts the attempts of Frobisher and Davis to locate the northern passages to Asia. This is the second state of the plate with updates in the region north of Russia including undefined coastlines to one of the islands surrounding the pole and Novaya Zemlya.




Mercator / Hondius 1621

Size : 30x30 inch (76.2 x 76.2cm)
Print : Four colour process (CMYK)
Stock : 400mic PVC (Weatherproof)

Choose Delivery Destination - UK - Europe or USA (see drop down menu)
Mercator/Hondius 1621 + Gleason 1892

Size : Mercator (76.2 x 76.2cm)
Gleason 40x28 inch (101.2cm x 71.2cm)
Print : Four colour process (CMYK)
Stock : 400mic PVC (Weatherproof)

Choose Delivery Destination - UK - Europe or USA (see drop down menu)

Flat Earth Theory Cartography & History


Flat Earth World Maps & Poster Printing is available in a wide range of sizes, from the compact A3 to the massive giant 5f/t! Our prints will stand bright on durable 220 or heavy duty 400mic weatherproof PVC, while for indoor placement, thick 350gsm silk/velvet/gloss paper also available.

Print Print | Sitemap
© F.E.T.C.H