Auction 129, Lot 503

"Les Isles du Spitsberg", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Norway - Spitsbergen

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau Portatif

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

Very good except for a minor printer's ink smudge in the map.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009

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