"Russiae et Novae Zemlae Maritimae", Renard, Louis
Subject: Barents Sea
Period: 1675 (circa)
Publication: Atlas de la Navigation et du Commerce
Color: Hand Color
22.2 x 19.3 inches
56.4 x 49 cm
Splendid sea chart covering the Barents Sea coast from Finland to Nova Zemla with north oriented to the left. The chart is embellished with compass roses, sailing ships, whaling scenes and an incredible title cartouche featuring a scene of men fighting bears and sea monsters.
Very dark impression and fine coloring. Marginal damage to corners with some old professional repairs, also on centerfold in lower margin just into map's border, still very good.