C1749

Partie de la Mer Glaciale…

Map of Nova Zembla and part of the Northeast passage. In June 1594, Linschoten sailed from Texel in the expedition headed by Dutch cartographer Willem Barentsz. The fleet of three ships was to enter the Kara Sea, with the hopes … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Partie de la Mer Glaciale…

Date:

C1749

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

345mm 
x 215mm
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Partie de la Mer Glaciale... - Antique Map from 1749

Genuine antique
dated:

1749

Description:

Map of Nova Zembla and part of the Northeast passage.

In June 1594, Linschoten sailed from Texel in the expedition headed by Dutch cartographer Willem Barentsz. The fleet of three ships was to enter the Kara Sea, with the hopes of finding a northeast passage above Siberia to the Indies.  At Williams Island the crew encountered a polar bear for the first time. They managed to bring it on board, but the bear rampaged and was killed. Barentsz reached the west coast of Novaya Zemlya and followed it northward, before being forced to turn back in the face of large icebergs. The following year they sailed again in a new expedition of six ships, loaded with merchant wares that they hoped to trade with China. The party came across Samoyed “wild men” but eventually had to turn back when discovering the Kara Sea to be frozen. Linschoten was one of the two crew members to publish journals of the Barentsz expedition.

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Bellin was a French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography. In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine, the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (French intellectual group).

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