Novae Species Quadrupedum e glirium ordine cum illustrationibus variis complurium ex hoc ordine animalium.
Erlangen, Walther, 1778. 4to (245 x 200mm). pp. (2), viii, 388 with 39 (3 folding anatomical) engraved plates. Recent half calf, gilt lettered spine.
Rare monograph on the rodents by this famous scientist explorer of Russia and Siberia. "Pallas' achievements in zoology and botany were especially important. He was one of the first to use anatomical characteristics in classifying animals. His research in comparative anatomy provided the foundations for animal taxonomy" (DSB). The attractive plates were engraved by J. Nussbiegel. The work describes the rodents of Russia and Siberia. Wood 551; Nissen ZBI, 3074
Item nr. 7132
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