Auction 355 Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography

MALAY ARCHIPELAGO -- JUNGHUHN, F. Landschaften-Atlas Zu Java, Seine Gestalt, Pflanzendecke Und Innere Bauart. Lpz., Arnoldische Buchhandl., 1856. 11 cold. lithogr. plates (image size c. 240 x 365 mm, sheet size 380 x 538 mm). Fol-obl. Or. clothbacked brds. with gilt dec. front side w. mounted lithogr. of Gunung-Lamongan. (A few small marg. rep., new paper flaps in portfolio).

Friedrich Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864) settled on Java, where he made an extensive study of the land and its people. He discovered the Kawah Putih crater lake south of Bandung in 1837. He published extensively on his many often highly adventurous expeditions and his scientific analyses. German edition of the scarce plate atlas to Junghuhn's work on Java, based on the Dutch atlas published by Mieling, and published almost simultaneously. - Cf. Bastin & Brommer, p. 28-29. Sizes and captions according to Bastin & Brommer n473: seven plates by Winckelmann & Söhne, Berlin: Nordküste bei Semarang - Südküste Ostwärts von Rongkop - Gunung-Guntur - Plateau-Diëng - Gunung-Merapi - Gunung-Sèwu - Gunung-Sumbing. And four plates by Arnold'schen Buchhandlung, Leipzig: Kahwah-Patua - Telaga-Patengan - Gunung-Gédé - Gunung-Gamping.

€ 1500

result € 3600

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