Auction 97, Lot 516

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

Subject: Russia

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.3 x 10.5 inches
33.8 x 26.7 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.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/5/2001

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