NOVARA- REISE DER OESTERREICHISCHEN FREGATTE NOVARA UM DIE ERDE IN DEN JAHREN 1857, 1858, 1859,
unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL.
Wien 1868. 6 parts bound in 2 volumes. 4to (300 x 225mm). With 24 lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth.
The almost complete entomological section, lacking the Lepidoptera part, of this famous Austrian expediton. It contains the following monographs: Redtenbacher, L. Coleoptera. pp. iv, 249, with 5 plates; Saussure H. de. Hymenoptera. pp. 156, with 4 plates; Mayr, G.L. Formicidae. pp. 119, with 4 plates; Bauer, F. Neuroptera. pp. 104, with 2 plates; Schiner, J.R. Diptera. pp. vi, 338, with 4 plates; Mayr, G.L. Hemiptera. pp. 204, with 5 plates. 'This important voyage to the Pacific was the only official Austrian scientific expedition ever to circumnavigate the globe. The Archduke Maximilian of Austria (1832-1867), who was later to become the Emperor of Mexico, was the patron of this expedition as he was commander in chief of the Austrian fleet' (Hill p. 513). The frigate Novara was under command of Baron von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. The best specialists of the time were commissioned by the Austrian Royal Academy to write the volumes which would result from the voyage. Among the places visited are Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Sydney, Tahiti, Valparaiso, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Java, Manila, and Shanghai. A very fine copy. Nissen ZBI, 4750.
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