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ZORGDRAGER, C[ornelis] G[ijsbertsz].. Bloeyende Opkomst der Aloude en Hedendaagsche Groenlandsche Visschery.

small 4to. pp. 18 p.l., 330, [12]incl. index, [2]errata & ads. with half-title (verse on verso). additional engraved allegorical title by J.Folkema after F.Ottens. title in red & black with woodcut vignette. 6 folding engraved maps & 7 engraved plates (1 folding by Van der Hem after A.Salm). woodcut tailpieces & initials. A very nice copy in contemporary vellum (light foxing to a few leaves). First Edition. An extensive and authoritative history and description of the Dutch arctic whaling industry, with a general map of the polar regions and individual maps of the principal islands used for whaling: Greenland, Iceland, Spitszbergen, Jan Mayen, and Nova Zembla. The fine engraved plates depict whales, walruses, whaling vessels, and whaling scenes. In addition to information on natural history, geography, and economics, the work includes statistical tables of vessels and returns, and lists of the names of the directors and captains of the Greenland whale fisheries of the Netherlands, Bremen, and Hamburg. JCB I 297 (lacking 2 plates). Leclerc 678. Muller 690. Sabin 106374. cfBell Z37 (2nd Dutch edition). Jenkins p. 162.

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