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Auction 98, Lot 319

"Nova Zemla, Waygats, Fretum Nassovicum, et Terra Samoiedum singula omnium emendatissime descripta", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Russia

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 16 inches
50 x 40.6 cm
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A beautiful map of the region above the Arctic Circle with notations concerning the discoveries made in the region by the Barentz expedition to locate a Northern passage to the East Indies between 1594 and 1596. The map is fully engraved with mountains, forests, ships, sea monsters, compass roses and two great cartouches, each flanked by indigenous people and animals.


Condition: B

Some minor soil, slight crease and slightly irregular application of old color. Minor old repair on fold.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/6/2002