Auction 99, Lot 388

"Carte du Spits-Berg Suivant les Hollandois Pour servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Spitsbergen, Norway

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Histoire generale des voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

Delightful map of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) with the adjacent islands of Franz Josef Land and Jan Mayan. Good detail of the rocks, shoals, and anchorages with notations concerning discoveries and explorations. French-style decorative title cartouche, fleur-de-lys and rhumb lines complete the chart.

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Condition: B

A few faint spots and minor crease along fold.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $45

Closed on 6/12/2002

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