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Author: La Martinière, Pierre Martin de, 1634-1690.
Title: A new voyage into the northern countries being a discription of the manners, customs, superstition, buildings, and habits of the Norwegians, Laponians, Kilops, Borandians, Siberians, Samojedes, Zemblans, and Islanders : with reflexions upon an error in our geographers about the scituation and extent of Greenland and Nova Zembla.
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Print source: A new voyage into the northern countries being a discription of the manners, customs, superstition, buildings, and habits of the Norwegians, Laponians, Kilops, Borandians, Siberians, Samojedes, Zemblans, and Islanders : with reflexions upon an error in our geographers about the scituation and extent of Greenland and Nova Zembla.
La Martinière, Pierre Martin de, 1634-1690.

London: Printed for John Starkey, 1674.

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CHAP. I. The Author imbarking at Co∣penhagen in a Vessel belong∣ing to the King of Den∣marks Northern-Compa∣ny, and of his arrival at Christiania in Norway.
CHAP. II. Particulars of the Country about Christi∣ania, the Manners and Customs of the Pesantry in Norway.
CHAP. III. Their way of Hunting the Elkes. The Ridiculous Opinion af the Virtue of their Claw, the Power and Authority of the Norwegian Nobless.
CHAP. IV. The Authors going on Board again at Christiania; his arrival at Bergen in Norway, with some particulars of that Town.
CHAP. V. The Authors reimbarking at Bergen, and his arrival at Dronthem.
CHAP. VI. The Authors departure from Dronthem to take a view of the Silver and Copper-Mines, which belong to the King of Den∣mark.
CHAP. VII. Particulars of the Silver and Copper Mines in Norway.
CHAP. VIII. The Entertainment the Author received of a Northwegian Peasant, in his return from the Mines to Dronthem.
CHAP. IX. The Author goes on Board again at Dron∣them. The Mariners constrained to buy a Wind, and the danger of Sailing in the Northern Sea.
CHAP. X. Their great danger in a Storm.
CHAP. XI. The Authors arrival at Varanger in that Laponia which is under the Dominion of the King of Denmark.
CHAP. XII. Of the manners Customs superstitions and Habits of the Danish Laplanders.
CHAP. XIII. The Authors departure from Varanger to∣wards Mourmanskoimore.
CHAP. XIV. How we were drawn by the Elks in Lapo∣nia and some particulars of that Beast.
CHAP. XV. The Authors arrival at Mourmanskoi∣more, with some particulars of that Country.
CHAP. XVI. The Authors Voyage into the Country of the Killoppes, and their manner of li∣ving.
CHAP. XVII. The Authors arrival in the Muscovian Lapland, their Trade, Manners and Customs.
CHAP. XVIII. The Authors arrival at Kola, the scitua∣tion of the Town, the manner of their buildings and other particulars.
CHAP. XIX. The Author leaves Kola in Order to his re∣turn to Varanger; the pleasant Funeral formalities among the Muscovian Lap∣landers.
CHAP. XX. The work and imployment of those Lapo∣nian women, with other particulars of that place.
CHAP. XXI. The Author in his return met a Muscovite Laplander going a hunting.
CHAP. XXII. The Authors return to Varanger; the dexte∣rity of the Laplanders in throwing their Darts, shooting with their Bows, and o∣ther particulars.
CHAP. XXIII. The Authorr sayling out of the Sea of Va∣ranger, the continuation of his Voyage and other particulars.
CHAP. XXIV. The meeting of the Danish Ships which came out of Denmark with the Author, their separation by Storm, and an account of their adventures.
CHAP. XXV. The resolution the Danes took to Trade in Boranday, and the Authors going along with them.
CHAP. XXVI. The Statue, Habit, Buildings, and Man∣ner of living of the Barandians, with other particulars.
CHAP. XXVII. The entertainment the Danes gave them on Board, and the Authors voyage into Bo∣randay.
CHAP. XXVIII. The consequence of the Authors voyage into Boranday, and some particulars of the Natives.
CHAP. XXIX. The Author meets a Borandine-Lord with two of his Servants coming from Hunt∣ing, with a description of their Clothes.
CHAP. XXX. The Authors departure from Vitzora to go to Potzora, and his Traffick there.
CHAP. XXXI. The Authors departure from Potzora to go into Siberia his meeting with five persons sent thither into exile by the grand Duke, the miseries they endured, and his arrival at Papinogorod.
CHAP. XXXII. The Reception of the Danes at Papinogo∣rod by the Governor, and the Authors among the rest.
CHAP. XXXIII. The Danes and the Authors Traffick in Pa∣pinogorod, the scituation of the Town, with the habits and manners of the Sibe∣berians and Muscovites.
CHAP. XXXIV. The Authors departure from Papinogorod towards the Ships, his passage thorow Samoijesia, with their manners, Customs, Vestments, &c.
CHAP. XXXIV. The Author departs from Boranday to go to go to Nova Zembla, where he saw a Troop of them worshiping the Sun, and two others paying their devotions to a wooden Idol they call Tetizot,
CHAP. XXXV. Of the Disease called the Scurvy, with which the Author and most part of the Danes in that Voiage were surprised.
CHAP. XXXVI. Our Fishing for the Sea Horse, with the re∣lation how two of our Mariners were drowned by the motion of one of their Tails.
CHAP. XXXVII. The boldness of the Bears upon the Moun∣tains of Voygat. The taking of seve∣ral Birds which the Danes call Pin∣goins.
CHAP. XXXVIII. Of a Zemblian which had like to have been taken by us; of another and his Wife taken in their Canoe, with their man∣ner of building.
CHAP. XXXIX. The taking of another Zemblane and his Wife, their Habits, Arms, and man∣ner of living.
CHAP. XL. Our departure from Zembla in Order to our return. Our arrival in Greenland, the Whale-Fishing, and the way they make Oyl of them.
CHAP. XLI. The Authors departure from Greenland, three Suns appear to him at Sea; by a violent Tempest the Ships are driven upon the Coast of Island.
CHAP. XLII. The Authors going on shoar, his arrival at Kirkebar; his Voyage to Hecla, the danger he ran there; the marvellous ef∣fects of two Fountains which spring out of that Hill, and other particulars.
CHAP. XLIII. The habitation, manner of living and su∣perstition of the Islanders, with other particularities.
CHAP. XLIV. The Authors departure with the rest of the Danes from Cape Hori. Their arrival at Copenhagen and the present made by the Northern Company of two Sea-Horses Horns, which were accepted for Unicorns.
CHAP. XLV. Vulgar Error about the Ʋnicorn and the vir∣tue of its Horn.
CHAP. XLVI. The Authors reflections upon an Error in our Geographers in the placing of Greenland and Zembla, with Observations upon such as have writ about Voygat, and the Samojedes.