Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography

DENMARK -- (PONTOPPIDAN, E.). Gesta et vestigia Danorum extra Daniam præcipue in Oriente, Italia, Hispania, Gallia, Anglia, Scotia, Hibernia, Belgio, Germania et Sclavonia. Lpz./Copenhagen, J. Preussius, 1740. 3 in 1 vol. (32), 400; 430; 496 pp. W. engr. fold. front.-portr. of Frederick V of Denmark & engr. ti-vign. Cont. vellum w. small overl. sides. (Name entry on ti., slightly browned).

Erik Pontoppidan (1698-1764) was a Danish author, bishop, historian and antiquary. He was educated in Fredericia (1716–18), after which he was a private tutor in Norway, and then studied in Holland, and in London and Oxford. - Rare first edition. - NBG 40, 789.

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