LOT 604
SOLD €700,00

[Lapland] Joannis Schefferi Argentoratensis Lapponia

Id est, regionis Lapponum et gentis nova et verissima descriptio. In qua multa de origine, superstitione, sacris magicis, victu, cultu, negotiis Lapponum, item Animalium, metallorumque indole, quae in terris eorum proveniunt (...). Frankfurt, C. Wolff/ J. Andreae, 1673, (14)378,(2) p., title in red and black and with illustration, with folding engraved map and 24 woodcut illustrations in the text, contemporary overlapping vellum, 4to.

The title and free endpaper lack triangular pieces (title restored); interior hinges of boards fragile. Still a good copy. On the author, Swedish humanist, Johannes Scheffer (1621-1679) see: The rare first edition of this important work on Lapland and the Sami people, translated into English (1674), French (1678), German (1675) and Dutch (1682).

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