Auction 135, Lot 465

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

Subject: Spitsbergen, Norway

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 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

Nice impression with a couple tiny spots, still overall very good.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/16/2011

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