The Natural History of Iceland: containing A particular and accurate Account of the different Soils, burning Mountains, Minerals, Vegetables, Metals, Stones, Beasts, Birds, and Fishes; together with the Disposition, Customs, and Manner of Living of the Inhabitants. Interspersed with an Account of the Island, by Mr. Anderson, late Burgo-master of Hamburgh. To which is added, a meteorological Table, with Remarks. Translated from the Danish Original.

London, 1758.

Folio (355 x 225). In contemporary full full calf. Rebacked and boards with scratches and and a few cracks. First and last leaves with brownspots, otherwise a good copy. XX, 207 pp. + folded map of iceland. 

First English translation of Horrebow's extensive topographical work on Iceland, the Danish original being published in 1752.

Order-nr.: 60167

DKK 9.500,00