"Les Isles du Spitsberg", Le Rouge, George Louis
Subject: Norway - Spitsbergen
Period: 1744 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Nouveau Portatif
Color: Hand Color
10.5 x 7.8 inches
26.7 x 19.8 cm
This detailed map depicts islands of the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. The map is based on the work of Johannes Van Keulen and includes considerable information on the safe anchorages along the coastline. Reindeer are shown in the interior and a whale in the sea alludes to the major industry of the islands.
Very good except for a minor printer's ink smudge in the map.