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Title: An Account of Greenland, sent to Monsieur de la Mothe de Vayer.
Description: [London], [Printed by assignment from Messrs. Churchill for John Walthoe [et al.], [1732]. [31] pp. (= pages [447] - 477). 1 folded engraved map of Greenland & 1 engraved plate showing 5 images related to fishing. Rebound in modern h.cloth inding, marbled covers. An Account of Greenland was first written in ca.1646 ( [Jan. 18, 1646 ?] by Isaac de Peyrere, a secretary in the French embassy at Copenhagen.The work was requested by Jean-François de la Mothe de Vayer, tutor of King Louis XIV and a member of the French Academy. The first English translation was published in Awnsham and John Churchill's A collection of voyages and travels [...], in 1704 (second edition 1732). The text includes the history, a geographical description as well as the manners of Greenland's people. The publication offered here is detached (most probably) from the second volume of the second edition of A collection of voyages [...] (London, 1732). * Cf. Sabin 13016.

Keywords: Ethnography North Pole Etnografie Noordpool

Price: EUR 250.00 = appr. US$ 271.71 Seller: Antiquariaat A. Kok & Zn. B.V.(NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 277223