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Goering, Anton
Vom tropischen tieflande zum ewigen schnee. Eine malerische schilderung des schonsten tropenlandes Venezuela
A handsomely illustrated plate-book on Venezuela. 1892. Leipzig. Adalbert Fischer. In folio (420 mm x 314 mm). 2 ff. + 75 + 1 ff. + 12 chromolithographed plates. Original publisher's pictorial red cloth, gilt edges, head of spine a bit worn, very slightly rubbed. Excellent copy. First edition. Anton Goering (1836 – 1905) was a German explorer and botanist. He first visited South America in 1856, visiting Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Uruguay and Buenos Aires whilst accompanying German Burmeister; he then returned to Leipzig and stayed in Europe until 1866 when he journeyed to Venezuela. He will stay in Venezuela for 8 years, travelling extensively throughout the country, making an outstanding contribution to the geographical and botanical exploration of the region. The work, product of his observations and experiences, is handsomely illustrated with 12 chromolithographed plates –portraying landscapes and city views of the outskirts of Caracas, Puerto Cabello, Sierra Nevada and Merida- and 54 illustrations in text, mainly after his drawings and sketches. His drawings rarely make it to the market, however when they do they are of great interest as they represent some of the best renderings of the landscapes of the country. Palau, 103132. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
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