Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS BOTANICA.
(Paris, en casa del autor ..., 1854). Folio (345 x 265mm). With 98 (of 103) lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettered label
The first 7 plates are hand-coloured. The botanical plates only, without text. Gay was a French naturalist who, on the instigation of Desfontaines and Jussieu, departed to Chile to study its Flora, Fauna and Geology during a period of almost 11 years. This monumental work was financed by the Chilian government. "Le plus vaste monument scientifique qui depuis l'oeuvre immortelle de Humboldt ait été publié sur l'Amérique méridionale" (Nouv. Bibl. Gén.). Nissen BBI, 695.
Item nr. 9576
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