Lot 32 of 235:
Hoppe Californien Danish edition 1850 with map  

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Californien, dets Nutid og Fremtid. Af J. Hoppe og A. Erman. Oversat af J.S. Schuthe. Med et lithographeret Kort

Hoppe, J. and A. Erman

Kjobenhavn [Copenhagen]

Trult paa Sh. Steen & Sons Forlag



157 pp. Lithographed folding map. 21.2x14 cm (8¼x5½"), original printed wrappers.

First Danish edition, and the second edition overall - only this edition and the German first edition are listed by Kurutz. The work consists of a general introduction to California drawing heavily upon previous works including Duflot de Mofras, Frémont, Robinson and Forbes, consisting mainly of geographical and historical information as well as a climatography by Professor Erman. Erman, who visited California in 1829 while circumnavigating the globe, also wrote on the discovery and importance of gold. Kurutz notes that "Hoppe believed that the primary interest in California was for the European colonization of the West Coast of North America." The map, "Californien" (36.5x21.7 cm) is the same as the map in the German edition, except the place names have been converted to Danish.

Provenance: Dawson's 5/89

References: Howes H639; Kurutz 341b; Wheat Gold Region 159.

Lot Amendments

Some darkening and wear to wrappers, rear wrapper detached; some foxing within, map a little darkened, overall very good.

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