Insectes de l'Amérique Équinoxiale, recueillis pendant le voyage de MM. De Humboldt et Bonpland.
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Paris, Schoell/ Smith, 1811-1833. Folio (345 x 260mm). pp. 127-252, with 8 fine handcoloured engraved plates; pp. 9-64 (of 138), with 4 (of 13) fine handcoloured plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine.
The present work was published as part of the zoology section of Humboldt's great survey of Central and South America, 'Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du Nouveau Continent fait en 1799-1804'. This massive work, published in 34 volumes over 25 years, covered natural history, economy, ethnography, and archaeology. The copy lacks pp. 65-138 of the second part and 9 plates. It contains all the plates concerning pages 9-64. Foxing to first title.
Horn & Schenkling 10952; Fiedler & Leitner 4.5.