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Auction 164, Lot 730

"Tocht naer Nova Zemla in den Jaere MDXCVI", Leti, Gregorio

Subject: Prints - Walrus Hunting

Period: 1690 (published)

Publication: Teatro Belgico

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 10.3 inches
33.8 x 26.2 cm

This is a fascinating copper engraving depicts a battle between the crew of a small boat and a large walrus, with ships, polar bears, seals and whales in the background. The event took place on the Barentz expedition to locate a Northern passage to the East Indies in 1596. Engraved by Jan Luyken.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.LETI-2a.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on paper with a jester watermark, light toning along the edges of the sheet, and a tiny centerfold separation at bottom that has been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/13/2017