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Auction 109, Lot 510

"Carte du Spits-Berg Suivant les Hollandois Pour servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Spitsbergen, Norway

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
12 x 8.5 inches
30.5 x 21.6 cm

Copper engraved map of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) with the adjacent islands of Franz Josef Land and Jan Mayan. Good detail of the rocks, shoals, and anchorages with notations concerning discoveries and explorations. French-style decorative title cartouche, fleur-de-lis and rhumb lines complete the chart.

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Condition: B

Crisp impression with some offsetting that can be removed with an eraser.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 12/1/2004

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