Leipzig: Bei Peter Conrad Monath, 1723. hardcover. Black letter type with title page printed in red & black. Beautiful copper-engraved frontispiece and 7 additional fine plates, one folding; 6 folding maps. , 482, pp. Short square 4to, bound in contemporary full vellum with red leather label, red edges. Leipzig: Bei Peter Conrad Monath, 1723. Fine. fine.
The first German translation of the 1720 Dutch original. An exceptionally bright, nearly spotless copy of this classic of whale fishery by the Dutch in Greenland. "Zorgdrager's work is by far the most important of the early authorities on the Northern Whalefishery, and must always be one of the chief sources of information for the early history of the subject." Allen 177; Sabin 106373; Jenkins Bibliography, p. 162.