ALLARD, Carel (1648-1709)
[Arctic Circle] Straat Davis en Hudson
Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, c. 1690. Engraved by Aldert Meyer, printed on laid paper, fleur-de-lys watermark. Sheet size: 13 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches.
Costumes and trades of the Arctic Circle from Carel Allard's wonderful study of exotic costume and faraway places.
This 17th century depiction of an Inuit couple, he with fishes and she with an arctic fox, comes from Carel Allard's superb Orbis habitabilis oppida et vestitus... which portrayed the styles of clothing of various people around the world and some of their towns and cities.
The Davis Srait lies between Baffin Island and Greenland. There is another strait, the Hudson Strait, between Baffin Island and the Canadian mainland.