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[Natuurkundige beschryving eener uitmunde verzameling van zeldsaame gedierten].Amsterdam, P. Meijer and heirs of P. Meijer and G. Warnars, 1766-1787. 31 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (26.5 x 20.5 cm). With 33 full-page hand-coloured engraved plates and 1 uncoloured folding engraved plate. 19th-century black half morocco, gold-tooled spine.
Fine Bird Books, p. 112; Landwehr, Coloured Plates 204; Nissen, ZBI 4293; Wood, p. 615. Fine collection of Vosmaer's 31 separately published descriptions of exotic animals kept in the menagerie of Prince William V. The animals were imported form the East and West Indies, North America, and Africa, and Vosmaer, director of the menagerie, described some of them for the first time. The collection "contains many type illustrations" and includes "a noteworthy description of the Orang-outang from Borneo, with two plates "(Wood). Most of the illustrations were engraved by Simon Fokke after designs by Aert Schouman.Without the general title-page and the posthumous additions. Fine copy with the plates in a splendid contemporary hand-colouring.
      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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