Auction 144, Lot 168

"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:
11.9 x 8.6 inches
30.2 x 21.8 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, regions of ice, 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

Watermarked paper with attractive color and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 4/3/2013

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