Partie de La Mer Glaciale, Contenant La Nouvelle Zemble ...
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A clearly engraved and detailed map of Nova Zemla, the island off northern Russia in the Barents Sea. The map, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, is based, according to detail in the titlepiece, on the discoveries of the Dutch and on earlier Russian maps. An annotation on the north east extent of the known part of the island states "Ici les Hollandois passerent l'hiver en 1596" a reference to Barentz's voyage of that year.
region: Maps of Scandinavia & The Arctic
place and date of publication: Paris 1758
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncolouredref: 34754
size in mm: 225 x 350
Price: £ 200£ 100
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