Russia Novaya Zemlya early map Nova Zembla by Bellin 1750
Title: Carte Des Pais Habites parLes Samojedes et Osiacs. Pour l'Histoire generale des Voyages.
Attractive old map of Russian Island Novaya Zemlya in hand coloring. The map is copperplate engraved and was published in L`Histoire Generale des Voyages. The first visit Novaya Zemlya from a west European was by Hugh Willoughby in 1553, and he met Russian ships from the already established hunting trade. Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz reached the west coast of Novaya Zemlya in 1594, and in a subsequent expedition of 1596 rounded the northern point and wintered on the north-east coast.
Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772)
(Royal Hydrographer, engineer of the French Navy and member of the Royal Society)
Origin: Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780
Size: Image app.: 24 x 16 cm. 9.4 x 6.2 inches. Condition: Overall very good, map including passé partout.