"Russiae et Nova Zemlae Maritimae", Renard, Louis
Period: 1715 (circa)
Publication: Atlas de la Navigation et du Commerce
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 19.3 inches
56.6 x 49 cm
Splendid sea chart covering the Barents Sea coast from Finland to Nova Zemla with north oriented to the left by two compass roses. The chart is embellished with sailing ships, rhumb lines, whaling scenes and an incredible title cartouche featuring a scene of men fighting bears and a massive walrus.
Gorgeous, dark impression and fine, original coloring. Marginal damage to upper corners and bottom centerfold with some old professional repairs, not affecting map. Backed with Japanese tissue.