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Auction 175, Lot 385

"Carte du Spits-Berg Suivant les Hollandois", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Spitsbergen, Norway

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

6.9 x 8.6 inches
17.5 x 21.8 cm
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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 throughout. A French-style decorative title cartouche, fleur-de-lis, and rhumb lines complete the chart.


Condition: A

Excellent impression with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $230

Closed on 11/13/2019