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This map appeared in J.F. Bernard's Recueil de Voyages au Nord. It is likely from the 10-volume 2nd edition of Bernard's work, printed in 1732.

The chart 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.

Decorative elements include two compass roses with radiating rhumb lines and vignettes of ten sailing ships, three whales and a pair of sea monsters. A fine wide margin example.