Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Der nördliche Theil des Grossen Weltmeeres
|Title||Der nördliche Theil des Grossen Weltmeeres|
|Description||Map of the northern Pacific Ocean with Hawaii. |
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|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )