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EGEDE, H. - Gronlandia antiqua secundum utramque partem Orientalem & Occidentalem . . .

EGEDE, H. -  Gronlandia antiqua secundum utramque partem Orientalem & Occidentalem . . .
Gronlandia antiqua secundum utramque partem Orientalem & Occidentalem . . . - EGEDE, H.
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Title : Gronlandia antiqua secundum utramque partem Orientalem & Occidentalem . . ..
Map maker : EGEDE, H..
Date : Copenhagen, Johan Cristoph Groth, 1741.
Size : 12.1 x 14.0 inches. / 30.8 x 35.5 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Rare map of Greenland showing the southern part of Greenland, Davis Strait and part of Baffin Island including Cape Dyer. Decorative elements include ships and Inuits wearing skins and eye protectors with dog and slain deer.

Hans Poulsen Egede (January 31, 1686 – November 5, 1758) was a Danish missionary, who described the ancient Norse settlements of Greenland, the plants and animal life, as well as Inuit culture, commerce, language, and religion in this book "Det gamle Grønlands nye Perlustration", which appeared in 1729 and was translated into several languages. Principally because of its description of whaling, the book garnered much attention and was translated into many languages.

The map shows James Island in upper left and Iceland in lower right. Of Greenland is only shown the souther part.
A channel is deviding north and sout running from "Fiord Ollum lengri" on the east coast to "Lisfjorden" in Disko Bay on the west coast. Sound is provided with the text: "Fertur olim Fuisse Fretum pervium jam vero ponte glaciali stratum est" o, "it is said that this has formerly been navigable, but is now covered by an ice bridge". ¤

Condition : Some age-toning of the paper. Else very good condition.

ID: 28676

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