"Delineatio Spitsbergiae", Hondius/Bertius
Subject: Spitsbergen, Arctic
Period: 1618 (published)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…
Color: Hand Color
5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm
A small and very early map of the island showing just a small part of the western coastline from Point Loockhoute to Ysfe Caep. It is beautifully engraved with two sailing ships, a raft of penguins, a compass rose and a strapwork title cartouche. French text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1260:342.
A fine impression with light show-through of text on verso.