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Auction 90, Lot 249

"Nova Zemla Waygats, Gretum Nassovicum, et Terra Samoiedum…",

Subject: Russia

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 16 inches
50 x 40.6 cm

A beautiful map of the region above the Arctic Circle with notations concerning the discoveries made in the region between 1594 and 1596. The map is fully engraved with mountains, forests, ships, sea monsters, compass roses and two great cartouches, each flanked by indigenous people and animals. Very fine condition.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/15/2000