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PURCHAS, S. - [No title] Spitzbergen.

PURCHAS, S. -  [No title] Spitzbergen.
[No title] Spitzbergen. - PURCHAS, S.
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Title : [No title] Spitzbergen..
Map maker : PURCHAS, S..
Date : London 1680.
Size : 11.5 x 13.2 inches. / 29.2 x 33.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Greenland split in two and Wiches Lande at the edge of the map, complete with compass-rose, galleon and monsters. Surrounded by eleven scenes of whaling from capture to boiling the blubber and scraping baleen.
The map is attributed to Thomas Edge, a captain who made a number of whaling voyages to the region. A rare item.

Spitsbergen named Greenland
Issued in Vol. III of the 1625 second edition of Purchas His Pilgrimes… The map accompanies the account of Robert Featherby, who in 1613 accompanied the fleet of Benjamin Joseph to Spitsbergen. The following year 1614 he commanded a voyage on behalf of the Muscovy Company to nearby waters.

Condition : Lower margin cut close and re-margined. Very light stain in upper and lower part map. A good and dark impression.

ID: 02427

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