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Verzeichniss der reptilien, welche auf einer reise im noerdlichen america beobachtet wurden.
Dresden, E. Blochmann and Sohn, 1865. Large-4to (310 x 240mm). pp. viii, 141, (5), with 7 (4 folded) handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary blue worn and partly missing wrapper. Printed separately from 'Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldinae', volume XXXII. Alexander Philipp Maximilian, prince of Wied-Neuwied was one of the greatest explorer-naturalists and ethnologists of the 19th century. He is best known for his 'Reise nach Brasilien' and 'Reise in das innere Nord-America'. "His major report on the reptiles 'Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer reise im noerdlichen America beobachtet wurden', illustrated with seven beautifully handcoloured plates of turtles and salamanders by Bodmer, was published shortly before the prince's death, in Neuwied, on 3 February 1867" (Adler p. 22). Carl Bodmer is well known as illustrator of 19th century Native Americans. Apart from the worn wrappers, a fine unopenend copy. B.M.(N.H.)V, 2316; Nissen ZBI, 4400.
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