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Inhabitants of Lapland and Nova Zembla

London: John Harris, D. D., F. R. S. 1748.

A plate out of the Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca or, A completecollection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II., published by John Harris, inscribed: Vol. 2. Pa. 460 (in-between p. 460/461); 10/1? x 16/1?. Commissioned under King George II of England, Harris' Voyages is a compilation of European knowledge of the world in the mid eighteenth century. According to the opening letter to King George II, the work consisted "of above Six hundred of the most authentic Writers...and the Voyages under the Direction of the East India Company in Holland, in Dutch; Together with such other Histories , Voyages, Travels or Discoveries, as are in General Esteem, whether published in English, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, High and Low Dutch, or in any other European Language;" and contained "whatever has been observed Worthy of Notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, in respect to the Extent and Sitation of Empires, Kingdoms, Provinces, &c. the Climate, Soil, and Produce, whether Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral, of each country; Likewise the Religion, Manners, and Customs of the several Inhabitants, their Governments, Arts and Sciences, publick Buildings, Mountains, Rivers, Harbours, &c. illustrated by proper Charts, Maps, and Cuts."

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