SCHEFFER, JOHN. 1624-1677. Lapponia. Id est, regionis Lapponum et gentis nova et verissima desriptio. Frankfurt: Christian Wolf, [1674].<BR />
Lot 5270
SCHEFFER, JOHN. 1624-1677. Lapponia. Id est, regionis Lapponum et gentis nova et verissima descriptio. Frankfurt: Christian Wolf, [1674].
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SCHEFFER, JOHN. 1624-1677.
Lapponia. Id est, regionis Lapponum et gentis nova et verissima descriptio. Frankfurt: Christian Wolf, [1674].
4to (191 x 153 mm). [14], 378, [2] pp. Title in red and black with woodcut. Engraved additional title, engraved folding map, woodcut illustrations in text, some full-page. Early vellum. Title trimmed at lower edge with loss to date, corner dampstain in dedication, rebacked with old vellum, corners repaired.
Provenance: Robert, Earl of Crewe (bookplate); W. Sainsbury (shelf label).

FIRST EDITION of the principal work on Lapland for generations. The woodcut illustrations depict domestic buildings, transport, costume, religious objects, natural history, etc.
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