Auction 144, Lot 190

"[Lot of 3] Carte des Pais Habites par les Samojedes et Ostiacs [and] Partie de la Mer Glaciale, Contenant la Nouvelle Zemble et le Pais des Samoiedes [and] Carte du Detroit de Waeigats, ou de Nassau", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Novaya Zemlya, Russia

Period: 1758 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.6 x 6.3 inches
24.4 x 16 cm

Attractive lot of three maps focusing on the island of Novaya Zemlya, here named Nouvelle Zemle, off Russia's northwestern Arctic coast. The Russian mainland is shown with mountains, rivers, and inlets, and the location of the Samoyedic people is noted. The first two maps show the entire island along with the northern coast of Russia, while the third map details the southern part of Novaya Zemlya and the Kara Strait.

A. Carte des Pais Habites par les Samojedes et Ostiacs (9.6 x 6.3"). Condition: Watermarked paper with some light toning along centerfold.

B. Partie de la Mer Glaciale, Contenant la Nouvelle Zemble et le Pais des Samoiedes (13.7 x 8.5"). Condition: Watermarked paper with a few small spots. Remargined at left and right.

C. Carte du Detroit de Waeigats, ou de Nassau (12.0 x 7.8"). Condition: Watermarked paper with some light toning along sheet edges.

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Condition: B+

See description above.

Estimate: $140 - $180

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Closed on 4/3/2013

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