Auction 99, Lot 556

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

Subject: Russia

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.2 x 10.7 inches
33.5 x 27.2 cm

Hand colored copper engraving. This 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: B

Bit of very minor foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Unsold

Closed on 6/12/2002

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