Auction 124, Lot 731

"Focht Naer Nova Zemla in den Jaere MDXCVI", Leti, Gregorio

Subject: Exploration, Russia

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Some stain in blank margins with a narrow (1/8") right margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/7/2008

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