Auction 104, Lot 323

"Delineatio Spitsbergiae", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Spitsbergen

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Caert-Thresoor

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.


Condition: B

Lightly toned. Small tear in top margin, closed with archival tape. Few scattered wormholes in margins and one in map.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/10/2003