1737 map of Greenland - by Hans Poulsen Egede, known as the "Apostle of Greenland"
1737 map of Greenland - by Hans Poulsen Egede, known as the “Apostle of Greenland”
‘Egede made two journeys, in 1723 and in 1724, to explore the west coast of Greenland with the goals of mapping the coastline and obtaining information about the ancient Norse settlements on the island. Egede lived and worked in Greenland from 1721 to 1736. Upon his return to Denmark, he had this map made’