PETERS, W.C.

Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique auf Befehl S.M. des Königs Friederich Wilhelm IV. in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt. Band VI: BOTANIK.

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Berlin, Reimer, (1861-) 1862-1864. 2 parts (bound in 1). 4to. pp. xxii, iv, 584, with 61 lithographed plates. Recent half cloth.

The complete botanical section of this famous expedition to Mozambique. The authors were N.J. Andersson; J.O. Boeckeler, C.A. Bolle, A.C.H. Braun, C.A.F. Garcke, J.K. Hasskarl, F. W. Klatt, J.F. Klotzsch, C.S. Kunth, K. Müller and H.G. Reichenbach. 6 volumes were planned of which vol. 2 was never published. These comprise mammals, amphibia, fishes, insects and botany. "The collections he made were enormous and were written up, mainly by himself ... This was a model faunal work for its day - comprising, authoritative, and well illustrated' (Adler p. 37). Two plates with marginal waterstaining.

Cowan & Stafleu 7759; B.M.(Nat. Hist.)IV, p. 1555.