"Delineatio Spitsbergiae", Langenes, Barent
Period: 1598 (circa)
Color: Black & White
5.4 x 3.7 inches
13.7 x 9.4 cm
A small, but very early map of the region showing just a small part of the eastern coastline from Point Loockhoute to Ysfe Caep. It is beautifully engraved with two sailing ships, walruses, a compass rose and a strapwork title cartouche.
Lightly toned. Small tear in top margin, closed with archival tape. Few scattered wormholes in margins and one in map.