Voyage de Nicolas Klimius dans le monde souterrain,

[Holberg (Ludvig, Baron)]

Voyage de Nicolas Klimius dans le monde souterrain,

contenant une nouvelle téorie de la terre et l'histoire d'une cinquième monarchie inconnue jusqu'à-present. Ouvrage tiré de la Bibliothèque de Mr. B. Abelin; et traduit du Latin par Mr. de Mauvillon.

Description: title printed in red and black, with an engraved frontispiece, a folding map, and 2 plates, uniformly slightly browned, pp. [vi], 388, 8vo, contemporary Scandinavian calf, spine decorated in blind, tan lettering piece, a little rubbed, headcap defective, contemporary ownership inscription on title, good

Publication Details: Copenhagen: Jacob Preuss, 1741

Notes: This celebrated satirical imaginary voyage - the first to develop the trope of a hollow Earth - first appeared in Latin in 1741: Dutch, German, French, and Danish translations were published in the same year. The English edition of the following year did not have the engagingly bizarre plates. Two specific (real) countries are satirised, France and Russia, making the present one and the Russian (1762) perhaps the most interesting of the translations.

Bibliography: (Gove, Imaginary Voyages pp. 303-05)

Enquire about this book

Price: £2,500

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1741

Stock Number: 56728

add to basket

(Your basket is currently empty)
add to basket

(Your basket is currently empty)