Auction 355 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

WHALING -- ZORGDRAGER, C.G. Bloeijende Opkomst der Aloude en Hedendaagsche Groenlandsche Visschery (...) Met byvoeging van de Walvischvangst (...) nevens een korte beschryving van de Terreneufsche Bakkeljaau-visschery. 2e dr. The Hague, P. v. Thol & R.C. Alberts, 1727. (40), 392, (14) pp. W. engr. front., 6 fold. maps, 1 fold. & 10 full-p. engr. plates. Sm-4°. Cont. cf. w. raised bands, dec. gilt backsz. (Label gone, upper hinge weak, outer margin first 5 lvs. a bit stained, upper part of last third of the book faintly waterstained, but else a good copy).

First published in 1720, this classic work on Greenland whale fishery includes descriptions of the early discoveries and exploration in the northern regions, details of ships' outfits, lists of shipowners and captains, an extensive vocabulary, and much other information. At the end is an account of Newfoundland cod-fishing. - Sabin 106374; Tiele 1241 note (only 12 maps/plates); Cat. NHSM p. 899; cf. Nissen ZBI 4509 (ed. 1720).

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