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Hans Poulsen Egede
EGEDE, Hans Poulsen.

EGEDE, Hans Poulsen.
(1686 - 1758)

(Born: 31 January 1686; Died: 5 November 1758) Norwegian theologian.

Egede, a Lutheran missionary, went to Greenland in 1721 and, with the support of the Danish government, founded a mission for the Eskimo. He also helped to initiate trade between Denmark and Greenland. He returned to Copenhagen in 1736 to become principal of a seminary that trained missionaries for Greenland. His son, Povel Hansen also a missionary to Greenland, completed a translation of the New Testament for use by the Eskimo.

Biographical references: Dansk Biografisk Haandleksikon. Dansk Biografisk Lexikon. Internet search. Poggendorff: 1, col. 644.

1. Danish, 1729.
Det gamle Grønlands nye perlustration eller, En kort beskrivelse om de gamle mordske coloniers begyndelse og undergang i Grønland ... Kjøbenhavn, H.C. Paulli, 1729.

8°: 58 p.

Rare. A description of Greenland, including natural history. This edition was published without the author's permission.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 894.

2. Danish, 1741 [2nd edition].
Det gamle Grønlands nye perlustration, eller Naturelhistorie, og beskrivelse over det gamle Grønlands situation, luft, temperament og beskaffenged ... Forfattet af Hans Egede ... Kjøbengavn, Trykt hos J.C. Groth, 1741.

8°: [12], 131, [3] p., plates, folding map. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 894.

3. German, 1730 [German transl.].
Des alten Grönlands neue Perlustration, oder Eine kurtze Beschreibung derer alten Nordischen Colonien Anfang und Untergang in Grönland ... Aus der Dähnischen in die Teutsche Sprach übersetzt. Franckfurt: Stocks Erben und Schilung, 1730.

8°: 47 p.

Very scarce. Translation of the much smaller first edition of Det gamle Grønlands (1729).

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 894.

4. Dutch, 1746 [Dutch transl.].
Beschryving van Oud-Groenland, of eigentlyk van de zoogenaamde Straat Davis: behelzende deszelfs natuurlyke historie, standsgelegenheid, gedaante, grenscheidingen, veld-gewassen, dieren, vogelen, vischen, enz. Mitsgaders den ofrsprong en voortgang der aeloude Noorweegsche volkplantingen in dat gewest; benevens den aart, inborst, wooningen, levenswyze, lkeding, spraak, bygelovigheid, dichtkunst, uitspannigen en tydverdryven der hedendaagsche inboorlingen. Eerst in de Deensche taal beschreven door Mr. Hans Egede ... Delft, R. Boitet, 1746.

8°: [24], 192 p., 11 plates, folding map. Title in red and black.

Very scarce. LKG: XIV 894. First Dutch edition.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 894.

5. French, 1763 [French transl.].
Description et Histoire Naturelle du Groenland, par Mr. Eggede ... Traduit en François par Mr. D.R.D.P. Copenhague et Genève, C. & A. Philibert, 1763.

8°: [4], xxviii, 171 p., 11 plates, folding map.

Very scarce. LKG: XIV 894. First French edition.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 894.

6. English, 1745 [English transl.].
A description of Greenland, showing the natural history, situation, boundaries, and face of the country ... By Mr. Hans Egede ... Translated from the Danish. London, C. Hitch, 1745.

8°: xvi, [4], 230 p., folding map.

Very scarce. LKG: XIV 894. First English edition.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 894.

7. English, 1818 [English transl.].
A description of Greenland. By Hans Egede, who was a missionary in that country for twenty-five years. A new edition with an historical introduction and a life of the author ... London, T. & J. Allman, 1818.

8°: cxviii, 225 p., frontispiece (folding map), illustrations.

Very scarce. LKG: XIV 894. Second English edition.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 894.

8. German, 1742 [German transl.].
Des alten Grönlandes neue perlustration, oder Naturell-Histoire und beschreibung der situation, beschaffenheit, lufft und des temperaments dieses landes. Aus den dänischen ins teutsche übersetzt. Copenhagen, 1742.

4°: 144 p., one map.

Very scarce. LKG: XIV 894. Second German edition.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 894.

9. German, 1763 [German transl.].
Herrn Hans Egede, missionåre und bischofes in Grönland, beschreibung und tatur-geschichte von Grönland, übersetzt von D. Johann Georg Krünitz ... Berlin, A. Mylius, 1763.

8°: xi, [1], 237 p., 11 plates (including folding map).

Very scarce. LKG: XIV 894. Third German edition.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 894.

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