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ANDERSON, JOHANN. - Beschryving van Ysland, Groenland en de Straat Davis. Uit het Hoogduits vertaalt door J.D.J. waar by gevoegt zyn de verbeteringen door Niels Horrebow.

Title: Beschryving van Ysland, Groenland en de Straat Davis. Uit het Hoogduits vertaalt door J.D.J. waar by gevoegt zyn de verbeteringen door Niels Horrebow.
Description: Amsterdam, Jan van Dalen, 1756.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, spine richly gilt (upper front hinge sl. splitting). With fine engraved frontispiece, folding map and 5 engraved plates (2 folding depicting whales). (16),286,(6); (8),158 pp.Second and best edition; first posthumously published in Hamburg in 1746 Nachrichten von Island, Grönland und der Strasse Davis. - 'Anderson's detailed account of the arctic regions was immediately accepted and highly regarded. It was followed the next year by a second German edition, then by Danish, Dutch, English, and French editions' (Ingalls 446). The first part contains an account on whaling and a Danish-Dutch-Greenland vocabularly and grammar. The second part by Niels Horrebow contains the corrections and an extensive description of Iceland's natural history. The description of Davis Street makes this book also an important Americanum. - (Age-browned). - A nice copy with the bookplates of F.C. Koch and Isaac Meulman.Tiele 39; Cat. NHSM I, p.301 (German ed. only); Muller, America, p.69; Sabin 1407; Jenkins p.75; Allen 233.

Keywords: America Arctic Dutch travel Greenland Iceland Pole whaling

Price: EUR 3025.00 = appr. US$ 3287.71 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 33534