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[Willem Barentsz in the Arctic] The Ice Bear attack'd & Killed w.th Lances.
[Willem Barentsz in the Arctic] The Ice Bear attack'd & Killed w.th Lances. 7.
S. V. de Melen delin. E. Kirkhall fecit.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Fine mezzotint. 175 x 200mm (7 x 8") with very large margins. Repaired tear leaving crease in title.
A scene from the second voyage of Willem Barentsz (c. 1550-97) into the Arctic in search of a Northeast Passage in 1595. A polar bear attacked a shore party, killing two crewmen before being killed itself. On their third expedition (1596) Barentsz and his crew were stranded on Nova Zembla Island for the winter. Needing to hunt polar bears for food, they were the first to record that the bears' livers were toxic (due to the high concentratin of vitamin A).
[Ref: 55648]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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