Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum.
Catalogue systematique des Coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht der Insecten dat men Torren noemt. La Haye, G. Bakhuysen, (1804-) 1806. 2 volumes. 4to (251 x 202mm). With 105 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, sides with gilt border, gilt ornameneted spines with red and green gilt lettered label.
A fine copy of the first major iconography on Coleoptera and one of the finest entomological works published in the Netherlands. Johannes Eusebius Voet (1706-1778) was a physician at Dordrecht. He possessed a large cabinet of insects and shells and was the son of Carl Voet, who was court-painter to the Earl of Portland. The Dutch Entomological Society has a splendid album on insects and their metamorphosis, following closely Goedaert, by his hand. According to Landwehr, Voet was as well the author as the artist of the 'Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum'. Most of the splendid plates are engraved by C.F.C. Kleeman, Roesel's son-in-law, in the same elaborate manner and preciseness of detail that we know from his other works. The text of the present work is written in Latin, French and Dutch. An unusual clean and fine copy without any foxing. Landwehr 201; Nissen ZBI, 4259.
Item nr. 6790
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