Auction 117, Lot 607

"Russiae et Nova Zemlae Maritimae", Renard, Louis

Subject: Russia

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: Atlas de la Navigation et du Commerce

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/6/2006

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