Auction 91, Lot 406

"Focht naer Nova Zemla in den Jaere MDXCVI",

Subject: Ships

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.2 x 10.7 inches
33.5 x 27.2 cm

Hand colored copper engraving. It is a fascinating view of 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 1594. Expert repair on bottom centerfold, else fine.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/14/2000

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