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Sammlung verschiedener ausländischer und - SELIGMANN, Johann Michael, George EDW - 1743. [1225203]
Anker 462; Fine Bird Books, p. 73; Nissen, Vogelbücher 857. First German edition, with the plates newly made for this edition and including new material, the text combining German translations by Georg Leonhard Huth of three important English ornithological works: George Edwards's A natural history of uncommon birds (1743-1751) and Gleanings of natural history (1758-1764), and Mark Catesby's Natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (second ed. 1748-1754). Seligmann (1720-1762) brought these materials together and engraved the illustration plates and two of the frontispieces. The book is especially strong for American and Asian birds. The parts and plates were published in instalments and while many copies lack the whole of part 9, the present copy includes the plates and accompanying leaves of text of this part up to plate XXIV. It further includes one (uncoloured) plate, a portrait of an indigenous North American man, not recorded in the literature, though engraved by Seligmann.With 2 tears in the folding map, almost entirely in the sea, but generally in very good condition. The bindings are slightly scuffed and have some professional restorations along the extremities, but are otherwise very good with most of the tooling clear.
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