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1638 "Polus Antarcticus" [6195x5366]


1638: Hondius, Hendrik, 1597–1651. “Polus Antarcticus.” Copperplate map, with added color, 44 cm. in diameter on sheet 44 × 50 cm. From J. Jansson and H. Hondius’s Atlas novus (Amsterdam, 1638). Reference: Tooley, Australia 726 (state 1) [Historic Maps Collection].

Shows the concept of an undetermined but vast Southern Continent, or Terra Australis.

Source: James Cook, Second Voyage, Princeton University Library

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