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De gentium septentrionalium variis conditionibus statibusque, & de morum, rituum, superstitionum, regiminis, disciplinae victus &c mirabili diversitate
Basel: Henric Petri, 1567 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (311x200 mm), [96], 854, [2] pp., 1 folding woodcut map, approx. 480 woodcuts in text and printer's device, 6 leaves of index and the map supplied, contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards (stained and worn, spine repaired at top, lacking clasps), occasional neat annotations and markings in old hand, repaired tear to lower corner of p.67, the map with a marginal tear without loss, little worming to title and last leaf, very minor browning and spotting. A fine copy with the rare map in contemporary binding. Collated complete. ----- VD 16, M 225; BM, German Books 587; Adams M 141; Collijn II, 363 ff.; Warmholtz 1414. - First Basel edition. Illustrated with c. 480 small woodcuts in text and a large folding woodcut map of Scandinavia lacking in most copies. The map is designed after Olaus Magnus' own map, originally printed in nine sheets in 1539 with a brief introduction. Erste Basler Ausgabe, selten. War erstmals 1555 in Rom erschienen. Klassisches Hauptwerk des 16. Jahrh. über Skandinavien, Polar- u. nordosteurop. Länder. In enzyklopädischer Form und hübsch illustriert gibt es Auskunft über Geschichte u. Kultur, Kriege, Schiffahrt, Handwerk, Jagd, Fischerei, Walfang usw..
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