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Title: De Walvischvangst, met veele byzonderheden daartoe betrekkelyk. Met plaaten.
Description: Amsterdam, Harlingen, Petrus Conradi; Volkert van der Plaats, 1784. - (1786). 4 parts in 1 vol. Small in 4to. W. 20 (fold.) engr. maps and plates (of 21). (1 plate, a non folding costume plate, vol. III, p. 8/9, missing.). Contemp. half roan over marbled brds. (Spine rubb.). (VIII, 96; 116; 116; 116 pp.). Tiele 104, sub. First edition 1784/6. The first three parts on the whale fishery and the fourth part dealing with the herring fishery (w. 1 engr. plate), also published separately in 1786.: J.A.Allen, Prel. list ... Cete & Sirenia, 384 (This edition 'not seen') & 414 (1791).: Lothrop collection, items 33 - 36 (Whale fishing, Encounter w. a bear & Dwelling in Novaya Zemlya. All illustrated on p. 34): Fr. Muller, Historieplaten, vol. I, 179 & IV, 5107: De Groot, 1980, nr. 180: A very good copy of this rare book on whaling and herring fishery containing the 2 large folding plates (20 x 35 cm image). Engraved by M. Sallieth after H. Kobell Jr. dated 1781. Furthermore 6 engraved fold. maps, unsigned, of the North Pole, Spitsbergen, Nova Zembla, Jan Mayen Island, Old and New Greenland, the Davis Street and Iceland. 2 single page engrs., encounter w. a bear and Dwelling at Nova Zembla, by D. de Jong, 1784. The remaining engrs. (11 in all, of which 10 present), depicting a.o. birds, a cachelot, a sleigh-ride etc. On Dirk de Jong, see Scheen I, 561; Waller, 165; Wurzbach I, 761. On H.Kobell Jr. see Scheen I, 615; Waller, 178; Von Wurzbach I, 302. On Sallieth, see Scheen II, 282; Waller, 282; Wurzbach II, 553.

Keywords: Natural history biology Fishes fisherie books engravings

Price: EUR 2500.00 = appr. US$ 2717.12 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8