Polar map 1599 Section from the famous 1599 polar chart showing "the New Land" (Spitzbergen).
Drawn by Willem Barentsz.

The Polar chart 

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The Northern Lights Route is part of The Council of Europe Cultural Routes. The Cultural Routes are an invitation to Europeans to wander the paths and explore the places where the unity and diversity of our European identity were forged.