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