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HEUGLIN, M.T. V.
Ornithologie Nordost-Afrika's, der Nilquellen- und Küsten-Gebiete des Rothen Meeres und des nördlichen Somal-Landes.
Cassel, T. Fischer, 1869-(1875). 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (228 x 155mm). pp. xii, (4), cviii, A-H, 1-416, (4), 417-851, (1); pp. (2), 853-1261, (2), 1263-1512, (4), cccxxv, (2), with 1 folded chromolithographic map and 51 (50 chromolithographic) plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spines in 5 compartments with gilt lettering.

An attractively bound copy. "Published in 57 parts which appeared at irregular intervals so that, according to Zimmer…, the work was not finished until 1874 or even 1875. Based partly on the author's own observations and collections during a twelve year's stay in Western Asia, and North-east and Central Africa, the work gives a systematic synopsis of all birds observed up to the date of publication in Northeast Africa and the adjacent districts, with detailed synonymies and descriptions in Latin of the specifically African species.. In addition much information, based on the author's own observations, is given as to the habits and reproduction of the birds, and especially as to their zoogeography and migrations" (Anker 209). "Das Feld seiner kühnen mühevollen Unternehmen war das nordöstliche Afrika. Hier betrat er Gebiete, die vorher kein Europäer aufgesucht hatte… Mit seltenen Scharfsinn beschrieb er viele neue Arten. Bei der Ausgestaltung kam ihm die künstlerische Handhabung des Zeichenstifts und der Farbe zu Hilfe. Seine Fertigkeit konnte den beiden Textbänden mit 51 Bunttafeln zufügen, auf denen die Vögel in damals unübertroffener Genauigkeit nach dem Leben und der Natur wiedergegeben sind" (L. Gebhardt, Die Ornithologen Mitteleuropas p. 154). Nissen IVB, 441; Zimmer I, 301.
 


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