Der nördliche Theil des Grossen Weltmeeres

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Article ID OZ185


Der nördliche Theil des Grossen Weltmeeres


Map shows the Behring Strait with the coast of Asia with Japan and the coast of Alaska, map also shows the islands of Hawaii.


ca. 1803



Historical Description

The Bering Strait is a strait of the Pacific, which separates Russia and Alaska slightly south of the Arctic Circle. The earliest reference of the strait were from maps from the Polo family; based on the adventures of Marco Polo. From at least 1562, European geographers thought that there was a Strait of Anián between Asia and North America. In 1648, Semyon Dezhnyov probably passed through the strait, but his report did not reach Europe. Danish-born Russian navigator Vitus Bering entered it in 1728. In 1732, Mikhail Gvozdev crossed it for the first time, from Asia to America.

Place of Publication Weimar
Dimensions (cm)53 x 70 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
TechniqueCopper print


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