"Tocht naer Nova Zemla in den Jaere MDXCVI", Luyken, Jan
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13 x 10.2 inches
33 x 25.9 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.
Some spots in margin, else fine.