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MOHR, Nicolai Petri.

(1742 – 1790)

(Born: 1742; Died: 1790) Danish naturalist, biologist, zoologist & botanist.

Went student 1765 from Thorshavn , went J.C.Svabo to the hand known that færoske ordbogsarbejde , performing a undersogelserejse to Færoerne 1776-78 with a view to a physically representation from oerne and best pertinent to that compound travelled 1780-81 to Island. That a output from that go issuing he 1786 above book. The book contains bl.a. good facts about they Scandinavian birds life , over and about the to when absolute record by Islands plants.

Biographical references: Dansk Biografisk Lexikon. Rasmussen, Geologiska Litteratur Færøerne, 1947. SBA: Scandinavian Biographical Archive: A-215, 184-186. WBI. Worm, Forsøg til et Lexicon over Danske, 1771-84.

1. Danish, 1786 [First edition].
Forsøg | til | en Islandsk | Naturhistorie, | med adskillige oekonomiske samt andre | Anmærkninger | ved | N. Mohr. | [rule] | [...3 lines of quotation...] | [ornate rule] | Kiøbenhavn, | trykt hos Christian Friderik Holm. | 1786.

8°: xvi, 413, [1] p., 7 folding plates.

Very scarce. In 1765, Møhr became a student of Thorshavn, and then went to study under J.C. Svabo. Between 1776 to 1778, he undertook a extended tour of the Faeroe Islands for the purpose of a physical description of the Island's natural history and its inhabits. As a result of this travel, Møhr published in 1786 this authoritative book, which contains good information on the frugal Nordic life, the indigenous plants, and a few scattered references to the Faeroe Islands noted zeolite minerals.

Bibliographical references: Nissen (ZBI): no. 2855. NUC: 389, 421 [NM 0679471].