"Carte du Detroit de Waeigats ou de Nassau Suivant les Navigateurs Hollandois…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1758 (dated)
Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
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.
There is a puncture and a small worm track in the wide margins, well away from the map.