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216.  Les Trois Navigations faites par les Hollandois au Septentrion.  Par Gerard de Ver.  Paris, 1610. 8vo.—­This contains Barentz’s Voyages.

217.  Histoire des Peches, des Decouvertes, &c. des Hollandois, dans la Mer du Nord.  Paris, 1801. 3 vols. 8vo.—­This work, translated from the Dutch, is full of curious matter, not only respecting the fish and fisheries of the North Sea, but also respecting Greenland, Spitzbergen, Nova Zembla, and on subjects of natural history.

218.  Beschriebung des Alten und Neuen Grenland, nebist einem begrift der Reisen die Frobisher, &c.  Nuremberg, 1679. 4to.

219.  A Voyage towards the North Pole.  By Lord Mulgrave, in 1773. 4to.

220.  An Account of the Arctic Regions.  By W. Scoresby, 1820. 2 vols. 8vo.—­This, together with a voyage to Greenland, published subsequently by the same author, is full of most valuable information on the meteorology and natural history of this part of the World, besides containing interesting particulars on the Whale Fishery.

221.  Description et Histoire Generale du Groeenland.  Par Egede, traduite du Danois.  Geneve, 1763. 8vo.—­In 1788-9, Egede published two other works on Greenland in Danish, which complete his description of this country.

222.  Crantz’s History of Greenland, translated from the High Dutch, 1767. 2 vols. 8vo.—­A continuation of this history was published by Crantz, in German, 1770, which has not been translated.



223.  Canuti Leemii de Lapponibus.  Copenhagen, 1767. 2 vols. 4to.—­This work, containing a rich mine from which travellers in Lapland, particularly Acerbi, have drawn valuable materials, is seldom met with complete and with all the plates:  there should be 100 of them.

224.  Histoire de la Lapponie, traduite du Latin de M. Schaeffer.  Paris, 1678. 4to.

225.  Journal d’un Voyage au Nord, 1736-7.  Amsterdam, 1746. 12mo.—­This work, though principally and professedly an account of the labours of Maupertuis, to ascertain the figure of the earth, is interesting to the general reader, from the descriptions it gives of the manners, &c. of the natives of Lapland, &c.

226.  Memoires sur les Samoyedes et les Lappous.  Copenhagen, 1766. 8vo.

227.  Voyage dans le Nord de l’Europe, 1807.  Par La Motte. 4to.  Paris.—­Norway and part of Sweden were visited by this traveller on foot, and he gives details of scenery, &c. which only a foot traveller could procure.

228.  The natural History of Iceland.  By Horrebow, 1758. folio.

229.  Von Troil’s Letters from Iceland. 1780. 8vo.—­This translation is not nearly so accurate as that into French, published in Paris, 1781. 8vo.

230.  Travels in Iceland during the Summer of 1810.  By Sir G. Mackenzie, 1811. 4to.—­Almost every topic on which a traveller is expected to give information is here treated of:  the history, religion, natural history, agriculture, manners, &c.; and all evidently the result of much previous knowledge, good sense, and information collected on the spot.

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