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Tartariae.   Iodocus Hondius.    [Amsterdami, 1600].
1 sh. 38x50 (51x59). Engrav., Colour.
Map of Siberia is made up by Iodocus Hondius. First it was published in the atlas by Gerhard Mercator complemented by Hondius and published in 1606 under the title Atlas sive cosmographicae meditationes (Amsterdam). Apparently, it was made up on the basis of Mercators World Map of 1569. It also comprised the results of expedition of Willem Barents to Novaya Zemlya (1595-1597). The picture of Siberia does not correspond to reality and partly reflects Ptolemys conception. North shore of Asia is washed by Quiet sea of Russians (Niaren More id est Tranguillum ) with the Island of Tazata and the Cape of Tabin.

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