A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 eBook

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231.  Hooker’s Journal of a Tour in Iceland in 1809. 2 vols. 8vo.—­Natural History, especially Botany; the travels of this author, Mackenzie, and Henderson, would seem to leave nothing to be desired on the subject of this extraordinary island and its inhabitants.

232.  Journal of a Residence in Iceland, 1814-15.  By Henderson. 2 vols. 8vo.—­The state of society, manners, domestic habits, and religion, are here treated of; but there is too much minuteness, and a tediousness and dryness of style and manner.

233.  Voyage en Islande.  Par Olafsen et Povelsen.  Paris, 1801. 5 vols. 8vo.—­This work, translated from the Danish, though tedious and prolix, supplies many curious particulars respecting the natural history of the country and the manners of the people.

234.  OEconomische Reise durch Island.  Von Olavius.  Leip. 4to.

235.  Landt’s Description of the Feroe Islands.  Translated from the Danish. 8vo.—­This work, which was published at Copenhagen in 1800, is the only accurate account of these islands since the Feroe Reserata of Debes in 1673; but it is too minute and long for the subjects it describes.

236.  Coxes’s Travels in Poland, Russia, Sweden and Denmark. 5 vols. 8vo.—­The substantial merits of this work are well known.

237.  Acerbi’s Travels through Sweden, Finland, and Lapland, to the North Cape, in 1798-9. 2 vols. 4to. 1801.—­These travels are interesting and attractive; but they bear evident marks of having been made up by an editor.  The author has been attacked by Rihs, a Swede, for misrepresenting the Swedes, and for having borrowed largely without acknowledgment from Leemius; and by his fellow-traveller, Skieldebrand, with having appropriated the views and designs which he made.  The latter published in French a Picturesque Tour to the North Cape.

238.  Lachesis Lapponica, or a Tour in Lapland.  By Linnaeus, 1811. 2 vols. 8vo.—­These travels were performed in 1732, when Linnaeus was very young.  Botany of course forms the principal subject; but the work is also instructive and interesting from the picture it exhibits of the character of the author, and of the manners of the Laplanders.

239.  Travels through Norway and Lapland.  By Baron Von Buch; with Notes by Professor Jameson, 1818. 4to.—­This work, translated from the German, contains much new and valuable information, chiefly on mineralogy and geology.

240.  Thomson’s Travels in Sweden, during the Autumn of 1812. 4to.—­Mineralogy, geology, satistics, and politics form the chief topics:  the work is carelessly written.

241.  Travels through Sweden, Norway, and Finmark, to the North Cape, 1820.  By A. de Capell Brocke. 4to. 1823.  Picturesque.

242.  Nouveau Voyage vers le Septentrion.  Amsterdam, 1708. 12mo.—­The customs, religion, character, domestic life, &c. of the Norwegians and Laplanders are here sketched in an interesting and pleasant manner.

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