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Auction 95, Lot 370

"Tocht naer Nova Zemla in den Jaere MDXCVI", Luyken, Jan

Subject: Russia

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 10.2 inches
33 x 25.9 cm
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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.


Condition: A

Some spots in margin, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/13/2001