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Auction 92, Lot 383

"Nova Zembla", Anon.

Subject: Exploration

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.2 x 9 inches
31 x 22.9 cm
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Around 1600 a Dutch expedition, under the command of Willem Barentz, set out to find a sea passage to the East Indies along the north coast of Russia. The ships were caught in the ice and the crew was forced to use the ship's materials to build a cabin on the Island of Nova Zembla where they stayed until the next spring. This sheet consisting of four scenes depicts events of this famous expedition; the breakup of their ship in the icepack, the crew being attacked by polar bears, hunting polar bears, and the crew trying to recover their goods from the trapped ship. Couple of tiny spots of foxing.


Condition: B

Couple of tiny spots of foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/13/2000