Small 8°,  engraved frontispiece, 429 pp. Text, as always mistake with numeration with lacking pp. 9-10, later marbled paper cover with green calf spine and edges, gilt embossed letter D on the cover, gilt raised bands and gilt title on red label on the spine, purple fore-edge (Very Good, frontispiece and title page mounted on old paper, tiny folds and tears in margins of end papers).
This is a first edition of Nil Hammelmanns’s travels, printed in Erfurt in 1747. The frontispiece shows four maps of imaginary island.
Captain Hammelmanns adventures are a part of Robisonades - a literary genre that takes its name from the 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The word Robinsonade was first invented by German writer Johann Gottfried Schnabel in the Preface of his 1731 work Die Insel Felsenburg (The Island Stronghold).
Although the title mentions the book was allegedly translated from Dutch, is this probably an original German text. The second edition of the work was printed in the same year by the same publisher, and was followed by sequences in the following years.
References: Hayn/G. III, 56f. u. V, 388; Ullrich, p. 135-136, no. 1;