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POEPPIG, E.
Reise in Chile, Peru und auf dem Amazonenstrome während der Jahre 1827-1832.
Leipzig, F. Fleischer & J.C. Hinrichssche Buchhandlung, 1835-1836. 2 text volumes & atlas. 4to (268x 220mm, text vols) & oblong-folio (480 x 650mm, atlas). pp. xviii, 466; pp. viii, 464, with 16 large lithographed plates. Contemporary boards (a bit worn).

Famous and beautifully illustrated South American expedition. "After his visiting Chile and Peru Poeppig journeyed down the Amazon river to Parà. Part of his scientific collection was lost but he managed to save an enormous quantity. The account of the expedition and the botanical surveys he published are comparable to the work of Humboldt" (Barba de Moraes). "Der sächsische Botaniker Poeppig lebte schon einige Jahre in den Vereinigten Staaten, bevor er Ende 1826 in Baltimore zu einer Südamerikareise aufbrach. Er reiste allein durch verschiedene Provinzen von Chile, dann durch Peru, bestieg der Vulkan Antuco und überquerte von Lima aus die Anden. Zwei Jahre verbrachte er bei den Indianern in Maynas. Im zweiten Band berichtet er über seine Flossfahrt auf dem Huallaga, Marañon und Amazonas bis Parà, wo er Ende April 1831 eintraf" (Brasilien-Bibliothek der Robert Bosch GMBH). The fine large plates are by Joseph Anton Sedlmayr, Joh. Nepomuk Ott and Ignaz Bergmann after drawings by Poeppig. The two text vols have considerable foxing and occasional waterstaining, and do not contain the folded map as well as the sheet of music (lacking in most copies). The atlas volume is very fine showing charming South American sceneries. Barba de Moraes p. 681; Sabin 63 629; Robert Bosch 411.
 


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