Auction 129, Lot 504

"Carte du Spits-Berg Suivant les Hollandois Pour servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Norway - Spitsbergen

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 8.5 inches
30.5 x 21.6 cm

Copper engraved map of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) with the adjacent islands of Franz Josef Land and Jan Mayan. There is good detail of the rocks, shoals, and anchorages with notations concerning discoveries and explorations. A French-style decorative title cartouche, fleur-de-lis and rhumb lines complete the chart.

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Condition: A

Some stains in the blank margins, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009

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