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Historie von Gr├Ânland enthaltend die Beschreibung - CRANZ, David - 1723. [1194493]
Arctic Bibliography 3470; Chavanne 5631; Sabin 17413; for the author: ADB IV, p. 256. First edition of a historical and ethnographical description of Greenland, with an account of the Herrnhut-mission in the towns Noorliit (Neu-Herrnhut) and Akunnat (Lichtenfels). David Cranz (1723-1777) was a German missionary of the Herrnhuter B├╝dergemeinde (Moravian Church) and secretary of its founder, Count Von Zinzendorf. His Historie von Gr├Ânland is an important record of Inuit culture and contains detailed information on the natural history and the climate of Greenland. Two of the engraved plates are maps, the first showing Greenland and Iceland, the second a detail of Greenland's west coast. The other plates show houses, harpoons, boats, an Inuit hunting and settlements. The work was translated into Dutch, Danish, Swedish, English, etc. and remained popular well into the 19th century.Spine slightly chafed along the extremities. Slightly browned, some occasional minor foxing and some small spots. Overall a good copy.
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