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Lot 43LOWENORN, PAUL
Extrait de la Relation d'un Voyage fait par ordre de S. M. Danoise, pendant l'année 1786, pour la découverte de la côte orientale du Groenland
... Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1823. First edition. Half blue morocco gilt, retains early blue paper wrappers, an uncut copy. 8 3/8 x 5 inches (21.5 x 13 cm); with folding map (mounted to a modern leaf), 47 pp. Bookplate of ornithologist John Charles Phillips and that of The Explorers Club, map with foxing and two short tears where mounted, title offset from map, toning at extremities.
Lowenorn attempted to reach the east coast of Greenland in July 1786 in order to rediscover Denmark's lost colony but was unsuccessful due to icy conditions. The map present here is titled: Carte reduite de la Navigation pres des Glaces flottantes qui sont entre les Côtes d'Islande et du Groenland / Par M. de Lowenorn, Capitaine de Fregate/1786. Rare: we trace no copy of this title at auction. Sabin 42504.


C The Explorers Club Collection

Sold for $1,000
Estimate $1,500-2,000


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