Antartica | State Library of New South Wales

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Terra Australis incognita, Hendrick Hondius (1597-1651) handcoloured printed map

Terra Australis incognita, 1597-1651
Hendrick Hondius
handcoloured printed map
DL Cb 65/8

Maps of the southern lands have been made for centuries. From the early attempts to provide a shape to the suggested land masses at the bottom of the globe to the satellite images of today, these maps have revealed a strange and beautiful land of ice and rock, surrounded by ocean and populated by different birds and animals.

On display: January to November 2009