Auction 350 Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography
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MALAY ARCHIPELAGO -- JUNGHUHN, F.W. Java, zijne gedaante, zijn plantentooi en inwendige bouw. 2e verb. uitg. 's-Grav., C.W. Mieling, 1853-54. 4 vols. of text and atlas vol. (2), 671; (2), xii, 538; (2), -539-1432; (2), viii, 498 pp. W. tinted lithogr. ti.-p. to each text-vol., 12 double-p. cold. lithogr. (1 smaller preceding text-vol. 1, and 11 larger ones in the atlas) and 51 (for the greater part fold.) plain plates throughout the text-vols., partly lithographed. Lge-8° and fol. Very fine uniform cont. red hcf., sides ruled in gilt (except atlas vol.), spines lettered and richly dec. in gold. (Head of spine atlas rep., 3rd plate in vol. 4 torn (but complete), splits on folds of atlas plates (mainly in the blank margin, not disturbing), cold. plates a bit foxed in places).

Complete set in very fine bindings and with all the plates called for and even with the separate title to the atlas volume which was printed for the original portfolio in which the plates were published. Friedrich Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864), great German Naturalist, served in Indonesia between 1835 and 1864 as a surgeon with the Netherlands Indies Army, as a member of the Natural Sciences Commission, and later as Inspector for Natural Science Investigation and in charge of chinchona cultivation (he imported chinchona-plants from Brazil and thus founded the world's largest chinchona-production: 98% of the world-market in the hey-days of chinchona exports). This encyclopaedic work can still be considered as the most important one on vulcanology, geology & natural history of Java under Dutch colonial administration. A Unique Set, complete with the Atlas in a matching binding. Extremely rare in such condition and completeness. - Bastin/Brommer, n 451, n456, n465 & n467; Landwehr 325.

€ 5000

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