LAPPONIA id est, regionis Lapponum et gentis nova et verissima descriptio n qua multa de origine, superstitione, sacris magicis, victu, cultu, negotiis lapponum, item animalium, metallorumque indole, quæ in terris eorum proveniunt, hactenus incognita produntur, & eiconibus adjectis cum cura illustrantur.

Francofurti: Joannis Andreæ, 1673. Extra engraved title with “1674”, as issued. [14], 378, [2] pp + folding map.
Liten  4to (19,5×15,5cm). Samtidig helpergamentbind med håndskrevet tittel på rygg. / Contemporary full vellum with hand written title on spine.

Pergamentet noe mørknet. Ekstra gravert tittelbad med meget lite hull til høyre for tittel. Første 4 sider med mindre hull i indre marg (intet teksttap). Rester etter en liten bokorm i nedre indre marg, starter på side 168 og forsvinner gradvis mot side 200. Utover dette et fast bind i samtidig utførelse med gjennomgående god materie.

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Vellum darkened. Extra engraved title with very small hole to the right of title. First 4 pages with small holes in inner margin (no text loss). Traces of book worm i lower inner margin, starting on page 168 gradually fading towards pages 200.

FØRSTE UTGAVE AV DEN FØRSTE UTFØRLIGE BESKRIVELSE OVER LAPLAND.

FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST EXTENSIVE DESCRIPTION OF LAPLAND

Johannes Scheffer (or Schefferus in Latin) was born in Strasbourg and educated as linguist and became professor in Uppsala. In 1671 he was commissioned to write a book about Lapland and the Laplanders, about their lives, conditions, customs etc. Since the book was printed in Germany Scheffer was not able to proof read his text from Uppsala which resulted in many misprints. In spite of this the book became a «hit» in Europe and translations followed into French, English, German, and Dutch. Both the engravings and the woodcuts were based on Scheffer’s own drawings.

(Ref: Nasjonalbiblioteket «Kompassrosen Orientering mot nord» Oslo 2009, page 108-110 ill.)
Isak Collijn Sveriges Bibliografi 1600-tallet, Bd II. Häft. 1 R-Ö, 828

 

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