First to Arrive!, 1657 Polar Regions Map, by Heather Johnston
First to Arrive!
1657 Double Hemisphere, Polar Regions to 45 degrees latitude Map
Artist: Heather Johnston, Alutiiq
Map Origin: Nicolas Sanson, Royal Cartographer to King Louis the Great (XIV), Paris
Sanson is widely considered as the father of French cartography and this innovative map is one of the first drawn on a dual polar projection. The map includes all the great geographical myths of the era pertaining to largely unknown and undiscovered regions.
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