Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 277

Price Realized: $ 2,750
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Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
Martens, Friedrich (1635-1699) Spitzbergische oder Groenlandische Reise Beschreibung gethan im Jahr 1671. First edition, quarto, [bound with] Pierre Martin de La Martinière's, Neue Reise in die Nordischen Landschafften, Glückstadt: Koch for Naumann & Wolff in Hamburg, 1675; I: ( )4, A-R4; II: A-L4; the first title illustrated with sixteen plates (six folding); later vellum, textblock detached from covers; moderate toning, last signature of second work detached, 7.5 x 6 in. Hamburg: Gottfried Schultzens, 1675

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"This work furnishes the first exact description of arctic zoology and is very rare." (McGill/Wood). Sabin calls Martens's work an "accurate description of Greenland, in which the whale fishery is clearly described." European Americana 675/108, 675/100. The second work includes sections on Greenland, Siberia, Iceland, and Scandinavia. Sabin 44834; 38715.