"Focht Naer Nova Zemla in den Jaere MDXCVI", Leti, Gregorio
Subject: Exploration, Russia
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.2 x 10.3 inches
33.5 x 26.2 cm
This copper engraving depicts a battle between the crew of a small boat and a large walrus, with ships, polar bears, seals and whales in the background. The event took place on the Barentz expedition to locate a northern passage to the East Indies in 1594.
Some stain in blank margins with a narrow (1/8") right margin.