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BERNARD, J.F. - Carte Du Waeigatz ou Detroit De Nassau Suivant la Relation De Linschooten.

BERNARD, J.F. -  Carte Du Waeigatz ou Detroit De Nassau Suivant la Relation De Linschooten.
Carte Du Waeigatz ou Detroit De Nassau Suivant la Relation De Linschooten. - BERNARD, J.F.
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Title : Carte Du Waeigatz ou Detroit De Nassau Suivant la Relation De Linschooten..
Map maker : BERNARD, J.F..
Date : Amsterdam, 1732.
Size : 12.7 x 16.9 inches. / 32.2 x 43.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Decorative map of the Waeigatz Straits, between the southern part of Nova Zembla and the country of Samoyeds. Including two compass roses with radiating rhumb lines and vignettes of ten sailing ships, three whales and a pair of sea monsters.
From J.F. Bernard's "Recueil de Voyages au Nord.", and is derived from the Van Linschoten account of Willam Barentz, who in 1594 sailed from Holland to the north of Scandinavia and through the Nassau Straits, south of Novaya Zemlya to discover the Kara Sea in search of a North East passage.

It was actually Stephen Barrow, an Englishman, seeking a northern passage to China, who discovered Waeigatz Straits in 1556. He imagined a gulf east of the strait to be an open sea, and thought that he had discovered the desired passage, but the failure of subsequent attempts shows his error.

Condition : Very good condition.


ID: 31995

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