Relation d'un voyage dans la mer du Nord, aux côtes d'Islande, du Groenland, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwége; fait en 1767 & 1768. Paris, Prault, 1771.
. 4to. Pp. (vii), (2), 220. As often the leaf with avis and list of plates is missing. With 18 engraved maps and plates, many folding. Title printed in red and black with an engraved vignette. Some marginal staining to the last two leaves. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt with red title label, boards with gilt frame, rubbed and upper part of hinges with small splits, marbled egdes and matching endpapers. A handsome copy of the first edition. An account by the French naval officer Kerguelen Trémarec of a voyage in the North Sea visiting the coasts of Iceland, Geenland and Norway. The purpose of the expedition was to "give protection and encouragement to the cod fishermen on the coast of Iceland, and to preserve order among the French fishermen" (Cox). Cox ii, 21. Sabin 37616. Schiötz 527a.Provenance: Schröder Johan Henrik (1791-1852), renowned Swedish archaeologist and historian. Later belonged to Ericsberg castle, Sweden.
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