Udtog af en Dagbog holden i Aarene 1777-1780 paa en Reise igennem Tyskland, Italien, Frankrige og Holland. Første Deel, med Anhang af Anden Deel. (all).

Kiøbenhavn, Gyldendal, 1787.

8vo. In contemporary half calf with four raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Light wear to extremities, missing some of the marbled paper to front board. Previous owner's name to upper margin on title-page. Internally very nice and clean.(2), XVI, 451, (1), 104 pp.

First edition of Hviid's travels in the late 1770ies. In 1777, with the patronage of Ove Høegh-Guldberg, he obtained a travel scholarship and went to Göttingen to study under Johann David Michaelis and Christian Gottlob Heyne, focusing on oriental and classical languages. During his travels, he visited Vienna where he collaborated with Archbishop Christoph Anton von Migazzi and the papal nuncio Giuseppe Garampi, gaining recommendations to Cardinal Giovanni Francesco Albani and later Cardinal Stefano Borgia. In Rome he continued his studies of biblical manuscripts and immersed himself in the study of oriental languages. He also explored Rome's art collections and became well-known among artists.

Order-nr.: 60861

DKK 1.800,00