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1292Coming Soon!DetailsDoncker, Hendrick1664
Antique nautical chart of Norway, Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Russia
Doncker, Hendrick
$1,500.00Doncker--HendrickAntique-nautical-chart-of-Norway--Spitsbergen--Greenland--and-RussiaScarce copper-engraved sea chart of Spitsbergen, Norway and to the west, the largely unknown shores of Greenland. by cartographer Hedrick Doncker, Amsterdam. Coverage on this very attractive antique sea chart includes "Finnmarken" (Norway), "Lapland", "Nieu Groenlandt", Jan Mayen Island, Svalbard ("Spitsbergen"), "Nova Zemla", and Russia with Arkhangelsk ("Archangel"). Shows a longer coastline for Greenland than later editions of the same map by Doncker. Dated within to 1664. <br></br> Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699) was an Amsterdam printer, bookseller, and cartographer residing in the Nieuwe Bruchsteegh in Stuurmans Gereetschap.
1150Coming Soon!DetailsNarbrough, John1694
Early 17th century engraved whaling scene
Narbrough, John
$300.00Narbrough--JohnEarly-17th-century-engraved-whaling-sceneEarly foldout engraved bookplate (1697) depicting a whaling scene to illustrate Friedrich Martens' observations on northern whaling. Attractive antique print shows multiple whaling ships and ships boats engaged in harpooning, fighting, and flensing whales. A fine gift. <br></br> The view lends insight into the methods used to hunt whales in the early 17th century in the whaling grounds of the far northern lattitudes like Greenland and the island of Spitsbergen, Norway. For example the ship at far right is shown tied off to an iceberg, a practice noted by Narbrough in the text. <div class="indenttextblock"> "When they sail some Miles into the Ice, where there is pretty large Ice-fields, they joyn their Ships to them with great Ice-hooks, fastned to strong Cables, where they lie at Anchor, several Ships about the same Ice-field, but they rather chose to be alone, because they are an hindrance to one another in Whale catching, and the hunting of them from one to another maketh them shie. (Online:")</div> </br> Originally published in 1694 to accompany "The First Part of the Voyage into Spitsbergern and Greenland.", this record of recent voyages made by Sir John Narborough, Abel Tasman, John Wood and Friderich Martens. Narborough's journal records his voyage to the Straits of Magellan and his interest in the lands and peoples he encountered from 1669 to 1671. <br></br> This fine antique print illuminates Friedrich Martens' (1635 - 1699) observations on Spitsbergen and whaling in northern waters in 1671.
574Coming Soon!DetailsHomann, Johann1720
Regni Norvegiae Accurata Tabula
Homann, Johann
$500.00Homann--JohannRegni-Norvegiae-Accurata-TabulaDecorative copper-plate engraved antique map of Norway by Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) . Homann was a profilic German cartographer and publisher who was appointed cartographer to the Holy Roman Empire from 1715. <br></br> After Homann's death his maps were re-published by his heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of Homann to carry on the publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848. This antique map does not carry that designation but probably dates to to ca. 1742 - 1748. <br></br> At bottom left of the map is a highly decorative title cartouche containing the Norwegian state coat of arms, a lion bearing an axe. Beneath that emblem are depicted numerous nymphs cavorting in the sea.