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. 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. [Boeknr.: 33534 ]

€ 2750,00

ROSS, John. Reizen naar Ysland en de Baffinsbaai, de laatste gedaan ter ontdekking van een doorvaart ten noord-westen van Groenland in den jare 1818. Naar de Hoogduitsche uitgave van W. Harnisch. 's Gravenhage, W.K. Mandemaker, 1821.19th century cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With folding map and 2 engraved plates by D. Veelwaard. XII,289 pp. First Dutch edition after the German translation of the the English edition A voyage of discovery made .. in his majesty's ships Isabella and Alexander, for the purpose of exploring Baffin's Bay, and inquiring into the probability of a north-west passage. London, 1819; warranted by the publisher on half-title in manuscript. - A famous, even notorious, voyage, led by Captain John Ross. As his lieutenants, Ross had aboard his nephew James Clark Ross, William Parry, and Edwin Sabone, all of furure fame as explorers. Ross attempted to proceed westward through Lancaster Sound, but presumably deceived by a mirage, he described the passage as barred by a range of mountains, which he named the Croker Mountains, despite the disbelief of his colleagues (Hill 1488). The controversy had discredited Ross in the eyes of the Admiralty and for the next ten years he received no further commissions for exploratory voyages (Howgego II, R28). Ross began a new era in Arctic research (Stam, Books on ice, p.21). - (Age-browned). - Very rare.Cat. NHSM I, p.304; not in Tiele; Sabin 73380; Arctic Bibl. 14873. [Boeknr.: 36194 ]

€ 575,00

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