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Auction 104, Lot 651

"Navinostra Glaciei…", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Ships

Period: 1655 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6.7 x 5.2 inches
17 x 13.2 cm
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A fine copper engraving illustrating Willem Barents expedition in search of a Northeast Passage to Asia. It shows the ship trapped in the ice of the Barents Sea with the crew climbing down onto the ice to try to hack their way clear. Published by Matthaus Merian. Latin text with a decorative initial below.


Condition: A

Minor toning and spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/10/2003