Auction 141, Lot 429

"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: Prevost's 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

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with a binding trim at bottom right that has been repaired with old paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/5/2012

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