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Description of Greenland by the founder of its capital

EGEDE, Hans Poulsen.
Description et Histoire Naturelle du Groenland. Copenhagen and Geneva, Brothers C. and A. Philibert, 1763. 8vo. With loosely inserted engraved folding map of Greenland and 10 engraved folding plates. Modern wrappers. [4], XXVIII, [4], 171, [1 blank] pp.
€ 1,250
French translation of 'Det Gamle Grønlands ny Perlustration' (1741), a description of the natural history of Greenland, with part of the introduction from the author's 'Omstaendelig og Udførlig Relation' (1738). Written by the founder of Nuuk, now the capital of Greenland, Hans Poulsen Egede (1686-1758), a Dano-Norwegian missionary. The translation is attributed to Jean-Baptiste Des Roches de Parthenay.
Slightly browned and with some occasional minor spots. Very good copy of a description of the Greenland. Arctic Bibliography 4361; Leclerc 651; Sabin 22027.
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