Auction 135, Lot 542

"Carte du Detroit de Waeigats ou de Nassau Suivant les Navigateurs Hollandois…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Russia

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 7.7 inches
30 x 19.6 cm

A boldly engraved copperplate map that is centered on the Russian islands of Novaya Zemlya and Pechorskaya Guba, here Nouvelle Zemble and Grande Baye. The detailed chart shows the lower part of the island and mainland. Embellished with rhumb lines, fleur-de-lis and fancy cartouche.

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Condition: A

There is a puncture and a small worm track in the wide margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/16/2011

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