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Thesaurus imaginum Piscium Testaceorum; Quales sunt Cancri, Echini, Echinometra, Stellae Marinae,&c. ut et Conchlearum...

Hagae, P. de Hondt, 1739. Folio (400 x 245mm). pp. (4), 14, 8, with engraved title, engraved portrait of Rumphius and 60 engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label in 7 compartments, sides with gilt border (a bit rubbed).

An important work on shells and minerals, the first modern work on tropical fauna. The second and last Latin edition, the first Dutch edition was published in Amsterdam in 1705. Rumphius was employed by the Dutch East India Company and spent the greater part of his life on the island of Ambon, a small but important trading centre in the Dutch East Indies. "(It) is full of accurate and detailed observations on the invertebrate animals encountered by him and the molluscs are given special attention... First and foremost he was a brilliant field naturalist. He was a man with a remarkable gift for descriptions..." (Dance p. 27). Rumphius was far ahead of his time by accurate recording of locality and the attention he paid to molluscan ecology. It is only recently known that the fine plates of this work are by Maria Sibylla Merian. In 1999 an English translation by E.M. Beekman of the first Dutch edition, 'The Ambonese Curiosity Cabinet' appeared, with an excellent introduction. Title and frontispiece with former owner's stamp in the upper margin. Nissen ZBI, 3520.

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RUMPHIUS, G.E. - Engraved portrait of Georg Everhard Rumphius. Amsterdam 1741. 387 x 245mm. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9892&s_currency= RUMPHIUS, G.E.

Engraved portrait of Georg Everhard Rumphius. Amsterdam 1741. 387 x 245mm.

The engraving has been mounted on old paper and on the verso is written a text in English by an oldhand about the importance of this famous botanist. The portrait served as a frontispiece to the first volume of Rumphius' 'Herbarium Amboinense'.

He would become known as Plinius Indicus (the Pliny of the Indies). In 1652 Rumphius enlisted with the Dutch East Indies Company and took up residence in Amboina in 1653. His sight was failing and by 1670, when his great work was ready for publication, he had become blind. His bad fortunes continued when in 1674 his wife was killed in an earthquake, and in 1687 a fire destroyed his library including his original drawings. These were drawn anew by his son Paul, and in 1692 the manuscript of the first six volumes was sent to Holland for publication, but the ship carrying it was destroyed by the French. Copies of the manuscript for the complete work did not reach Holland until 1697, where it languished for 32 years in the archives of the Dutch East Indies Company. It was Jan Burmann who rescued it and prepared it for publication.

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MÜLLER, SALOMON - (attributed). - Banded Palm Civet Cat (Viverra boiei). Watercolour on paper 25.4 x 39.1 cm - visible image size; 30.0 x 46.0 cm - actual sheet size; 63.0 x 77.3 cm - frame size. In 19th century burr walnut frame. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9723&s_currency= MÜLLER, SALOMON - (attributed).

Banded Palm Civet Cat (Viverra boiei). Watercolour on paper 25.4 x 39.1 cm - visible image size; 30.0 x 46.0 cm - actual sheet size; 63.0 x 77.3 cm - frame size. In 19th century burr walnut frame.

Titled by hand in ink 'VIVERRA BOIEI 1/2, (lower centre) and dated by hand in ink 'Freytag, Januar 26, 1849' (lower left).

The annotation '1/2' in the title refers to scale, ie. the painting is half the size of the actual animal. There is no signature nor other inscription at the front of the painting, nor is the paper watermarked or dated. The reverse of the painting has a handwritten pencil notation 'Exhibited Autumn 1963'. This image was first reproduced as a coloured lithograph in C.J.Temminck's 'Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Overzeesche Bezittingen', published in several parts in Leiden between 1839 and 1847, and considered one of the finest of the 19th century illustrated books on Indonesia. The Palm Civet plate was published in the Zoology volume on 11 October 1841, as plate 18 of part 5 (General Part 13), and the plate was inscribed in the margin below the image as follows: Dr. A.S. Mulder in lap. del (lower left); Viverra Boiei, Arnz et Comp. Amst. color (lower centre); J.M. Kierdorff, impr. (lower right). Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778-1858), the son of the Treasurer of the Dutch East India Company, was a zoologist and the first director of the National Natural History Museum at Leiden from 1820 to 1858. It was largely due to his initiative that in 1820 the Natural Sciences Commission of the Netherlands Indies began sending scientists to the Dutch East Indies to collect natural history specimens. The animal (an old male) depicted here had been collected somewhat earlier in southeast Borneo by Henri Albert von Henrici (1783-1838), a Dutch military man and draughtsman, who came to Indonesia in 1827 and worked in Borneo from 1830 till 1836. The animal was sent alive to Artis Zoo in Amsterdam, and was donated to the Leiden Museum after its death. It is still there, initially identified and named as 'Viverra boiei Müller',1836, since re-classified as genus 'Hemigalus derbyanus' (Gray, 1837), subspecies 'Hemigalus derbyanus boiei' (Müller, 1838). 'Müller' refers to Dr Salomon Müller (1804-1863), a German draughtsman, scientist and author, who came to Indonesia in 1826, where he was appointed to the Natural Sciences Commission as a taxidermist. He travelled in New Guinea, Timor, Java, West Sumatra and, in 1836, in Borneo, whereafter he returned to Holland (Leiden) in 1838, where he worked up the materials for several books and also wrote the Zoology volume of C.J. Temminck's publication in cooperation with the Dutch zoologist, author and draughtsman Hermann Schlegel (1804-1884). Following the dissolution of the Natural Sciences Commission Müller returned to Germany in 1850 and settled permanently in Freiburg. The original drawing for the Palm Civet plate is not in any public collection, and its whereabouts are unknown. The plate itself was lithographed by A.S. Mulder, and the fact that the inscription in the margin of the plate reads 'Dr. A.S. Mulder in Lap. del' points towards the likelihood that Mulder also made the original drawing, as 'del' (an abbreviation of the Latin word 'delineavit' meaning 'he or she drew it') usually follows the name of the artist from whose original drawing the plate was engraved or etched. A.S. Mulder, or 'Dr.Aeschinus Saagmans Mulder' (1804-1841) was a Dutch scientist, draughtsman and graphic artist, who never visited Indonesia but who (according to Haks & Maris, Lexicon of foreign artists who visualized Indonesia) "?made several drawings of Indonesian natural history interest, which were lithographed and used to illustrate the Zoology and Botany volumes of C.J.Temminck's 'Verhandelingen etc'?". It is therefore likely that he made the original drawing from the specimen collected by Henri Albert von Henrici, sometime between 1836 and 1841. As this watercolour is dated 1849 it is assumed to be a - quite accurate - copy of the plate in Temminck's 'Verhandelingen', most likely by Salomon Müller himself, who was a very good draughtsman. At the time photography was still in its early/experimental stage, and drawing by hand was the only way images from books or magazines could be reproduced. There are some very minor differences in the details, but the measurements of the animal in the watercolour and the bookplate are identical, viz. overall length from nose to tail is 35.3 cm , ½ actual size. Also the measurements of the paper sheet of the watercolour and the bookplate are virtually identical, viz. 30.0 x 46.0 cm and 28.3 x 43.7 cm respectively. Further points supporting the attribution of the watercolour to Salomon Müller are that - as Henri Albert von Henrici and Aeschinus Saagmans Mulder had passed away in 1838 and 1841 respectively - only Hermann Schlegel and Salomon Müller (both born in Germany in 1804) were still alive in 1849, and the fact that the date is written in German. Also, as previously mentioned, Müller was still working in Leiden in 1849, and periodically visited his family in Freiburg during his stay in Leiden from 1838 to 1850.

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OORT, PIETER VAN. (After?). - Buceros plicatus Lath. (Wreathed Hornbill), Watercolour on paper c.1827-1837, 25.5 x 33.5 cm - visible image size, 53.0 x 58.5 cm - frame size, framed under glass. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9721&s_currency= OORT, PIETER VAN. (After?).

Buceros plicatus Lath. (Wreathed Hornbill), Watercolour on paper c.1827-1837, 25.5 x 33.5 cm - visible image size, 53.0 x 58.5 cm - frame size, framed under glass.

Titled in pencil in old handwriting (lower centre): Buceros plicatus Lath, Java (Goenong Parang).

A striking and beautiful drawing of the Buceros plicatus or 'Wreathed Hornbill' (also called 'Plait-billed Hornbill', with its gibbous seven-pleated casque) which was first named by/after the English physician, naturalist and author John Latham (1740-1837), who wrote a.o. 'A General Synopsis of Birds (1781-1801)' and 'General History of Birds (1821-28)'. This hornbill was endemic to Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Malacca. The head of this hornbill (its present name: Aceros undulatus) is part of a small group of five drawings and watercolours of this species, made in West Java and presently in the collection of Naturalis, Leiden, formerly named the National Museum of Natural History. All are signed by Dutch artist Pieter van Oort (1804-1834), except this particular image, but Naturalis are confident that their watercolour is the original, and this is a (contemporary) copy by another artist. Three of the five drawings/watercolours in the Naturalis collection are dated 'Buitenzorg 1827' (During the Dutch Colonial era Buitenzorg, now called Bogor, was a hill station in the residency of Batavia, Java, 860 ft above sea-level. It was the summer residence of the governor-general of the Dutch East Indies, and its renowned botanic gardens - established in 1817 - are among the oldest and largest in the world. Pieter van Oort was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands on 10 October 1804. He was taught by his father, the artist H. van Oort. In 1825 he was appointed official draughtsman to the Natural Sciences Commission, arriving in Jakarta in 1826. He joined the Commission on their travels in West Java, Irian Jaya, Timor and Sumatra. This dedicated draughtsman made numerous drawings of Indonesia, of which many are kept in Dutch public collections. Some of his drawings were used as models for lithographs in C.J.Temminck's 'Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Overzeesche Bezittingen' (Leiden, 1839-1847). He died in Padang, Sumatra, September 1834. The location Goenong Parang shown in the title of this watercolour refers to a mountain and surrounding area in the Purwakarta Regency of West Java, southeast of Jakarta on the upper reaches of the river Tjitarum (Citarum). Goenong - now spelt Gunung - means 'mountain', and the old spelling was widely used in Dutch colonial literature. The Natural Sciences Commission conducted research in this area early 1827, and its location was described in detail by Hendrik Boie (Dutch, 1794-1827), one of the Commission's scientists, in a published letter dated 12 February 1827. As to the possible attribution of this watercolour, it is known that several of the Natural Sciences Commission's drawings and watercolours were copied, some in Leiden, some in Buitenzorg (Java). Many of the originals as well as copies have been lost over the years. As the original van Oort watercolour in the Naturalis collection is not signed/dated and does not mention a location, the question arises how/where the artist of this watercolour would have known/obtained the Goenong Parang information? The answer is that this watercolour would have been made in Buitenzorg, Java, and the location Goenong Parang could only have been known to the following Commission's scientists/collectors/draughtsmen who were active in West Java in 1827 (apart from van Oort): Hendrik Boie (Dutch, 1794-1827): born in Meldorff (Germany), natural historian, author and draughtsman, came to Indonesia in 1826 as a member of the Natural Sciences Commission (NSC). Died in West Java on 23 August 1827. Heinrich Christian Macklot (German, 1799-1832): born in Frankfurt, zoologist and draughtsman, came to Indonesia in 1826 as a member of the NSC, travelling through Java, Timor, Irian Jaya, conducting zoological research. Died in Purwakarta, Java, 12 May 1832. Gerrit van Raalten (Dutch, 1797-1829): born in Harderwijk, anatomist & draughtsman, came to Indonesia in 1820 as a member of the NSC. Lived and worked in Java, and joined a voyage of exploration to East Indonesia and Irian Jaya in 1828. Some of his drawings were later used for Temminck's 'Verhandelingen'. Died in Timor, 17 April 1829. Salomon Müller (German, 1804-1864): born in Heidelberg, draughtsman, scientist and author, came to Indonesia in 1826 as a member of the NSC, travelling through Sumatra, Java, Timor and Irian Jaya. Left Indonesia in 1837. Several of his drawings were used as models for lithographs in Temminck's 'Verhandelingen'. Whilst any of these four scientists/draughtsmen could have made this watercolour - which would date it to c. 1827 to 1837 - a strong case may be made for Salomon Müller, a travelling companion of van Oort, and who also wrote a brief description of Buceros plicatus in an article about the various hornbill species in Temminck's 'Verhandelingen', when the name of this particular hornbill is recorded as Buceros plicatus Müller & Schlegel (the Dutch zoologist/draughtsman Hermann Schlegel (1804-74) was a colleague of Salomon Müller and also worked for the NSC in Indonesia).

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RUMPHIUS, G.E. - Herbarium Amboinense, plurimas complectens arbores, frutices, herbas, plantas terrestres, & aquaticas, quae in Amboina et adjacentibus reperiuntur insulis ... nunc primum in lucem edita ... J. Burmanni/ Het Amboinsch Kruidboek, dat is beschryving van de meest bekende Boomen, Heesters, Kruiden, Land- en Water-Planten die men in Amboina, en de omleggende Eylanden vind ... nagezien en uitgegeeven door J. Burmannus. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9435&s_currency= RUMPHIUS, G.E.

Herbarium Amboinense, plurimas complectens arbores, frutices, herbas, plantas terrestres, & aquaticas, quae in Amboina et adjacentibus reperiuntur insulis ... nunc primum in lucem edita ... J. Burmanni/ Het Amboinsch Kruidboek, dat is beschryving van de meest bekende Boomen, Heesters, Kruiden, Land- en Water-Planten die men in Amboina, en de omleggende Eylanden vind ... nagezien en uitgegeeven door J. Burmannus.

Amsterdam, M. Uytwerf/, F. Changuion, J. Catulle, Uytwerf, 1741-1755. 6 volumes (bound in 4). Folio(390 x 255mm). With an engraved portrait of Rumphius and another of Burmann, 699 fine engraved plates (on 698 leaves), engraved vignettes. Early 19th century green half vellum, marbled sides (backcover hinge of vol. V splitting but firm).

First edition, mixed first and second issue, with the rare 'Auctuarium' at the end of the last volume. A rare complete copy of the first great survey of the flora of the East-Indies. "Few important scientific works have come to print under greater difficulties" (Hunt). "The flora of Amboina is typically Malayan, although a few Australian types are present as in other parts of the Malayan region. Practically all the species found along the seacoast are of general distribution from India to Malaya and Polynesia ..."(Merrill). In 1652 Rumphius enlisted with the Dutch East Indies Company and took up residence in Amboina in 1653. His sight was failing and by 1670, when his great work was ready for publication, he had become blind. His bad fortunes continued when in 1674 his wife was killed in an earthquake, and in 1687 a fire destroyed his library including his original drawings. These were drawn anew by his son Paul, and in 1692 the manuscript of the first six volumes was sent to Holland for publication, but the ship carrying it was destroyed by the French. Copies of the manuscript for the complete work did not reach Holland until 1697, where it languished for 32 years in the archives of the Dutch East Indies Company. It was Jan Burmann who rescued it and prepared it for publication. Titles of volumes V and VI mounted, 3 or 4 leaves with stamp in the margin, 1 text page with marginal repair. Volume V with some occasional damstaining. Plate 70 of volume V was never published (see Hunt). The text is both in Latin and Dutch. The plates and text of the first and second issue are identical apart from the dates on the titles. Added to our set is 'Neuer Schlüssel zu Rumph's Herbarium amboinense' by J.K. Hasskarl. Halle 1866. pp. 247, vi. Stafleu & Cowan 9784: Hunt 518; Nissen BBI, 1700.

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BLUME, C.L. - Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9434&s_currency= BLUME, C.L.

Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon.

Ouvrage dédié à sa Majesté Guillaume I Roi de Wurtemberg. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1858. Folio (454 x 290mm). pp. (6), vi, 190, with hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 70 (56 hand-coloured & 1 double-page) lithographed plates. Contemporary half green morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine in 6 compartments with red gilt lettered label (hinges skilfully repaired).

Almost identical with and published at the same time as the first volume of the supplement to Blume's "Flora Javae", written in Latin. Blume was director of the Buitenzorg Botanic Garden and later became director of the State Herbarium at Leyden. "This work was elaborately illustrated by some of the most beautiful colored plates and most meticulous floral analyses to be found among the literature of the Old World orchids ... indispensable aids to investigators of the orchids of the entire East Indies."(Reinikka. History of Orchids, pp. 147-148). The first major work on the orchids of the Dutch East Indies and Japan. For the description of the orchids of Japan, Blume was helped by Von Siebold who gave him original drawings of Japanese orchids by Japanese botanists. "J'ai profité des communications de M. De Siebold pour comparer de même les 'Orchidées du Japon' avec celles de l'Archipel Indien. La tâche était difficile; mais j'eus encore ici la bonne fortune de pouvoir m'aider de dessins originaux dus au pinceau de botanistes japonais aussi instruits qu'habiles en leur art, que M. de Siebold voulut bien mettre à ma disposition" (From the introduction). Most of the beautiful illustrations are done after drawings by A.J. Wendel and are all lithographed by G. Severeyns, the best botanical lithographer of its time. One page with an old library stamp in the margin. A fine copy of this important and rare work. Cordier. Bibl. Japonica 538; Nissen BBI, 175

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TEMMINCK, C.J. - Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkundige commissie in Indie en andere schrijvers. Uitgegevenop last van den Koning door J.C. Temminck: ZOOLOGIE. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7849&s_currency= TEMMINCK, C.J.

Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkundige commissie in Indie en andere schrijvers. Uitgegevenop last van den Koning door J.C. Temminck: ZOOLOGIE.

Leiden 1839-1844. Folio (434 x 300mm). pp. (6), 228, 72, 72, 26, 250, with 3 double-page tables and102 lithographed plates of which 84 beautifully handcoloured. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments, edges gilt.

A superbly bound copy of the finest zoological work on Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies. Thecomplete 'Verhandelingen...' comprises 3 volumes one concerning Ethnography, another Zoology and the last one Botany. Volumes could be purchased separately. Of the 102 plates 49 show mammals, including orang-outans and monkeys, 14 birds, 10 reptiles and amphibians, 6 fishes and 23 insects. The present volume was written by S. Mueller and H. Schlegel and edited by. C.J. Temminck. Temminck (1778-1858) was the founder and first director of the Leyden Natural History Museum and the author of a number of important ornithological works. The present work includes the two rare bis plates 1 and 2 in the ornithological section by J. Wolf, which are mostly not present. BM.(N.H.)II, 862; Landwehr 197, 454; Nissen ZBI, 4802.

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BLUME, C.L. - Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium ... adjutore J.B. Fischer. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7813&s_currency= BLUME, C.L.

Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium ... adjutore J.B. Fischer.

Bruxellis, J. Frank, 1828 (-1851). 10 parts, preserved in 4 folding boxes. Folio (448 x 285mm). With 1 frontispiece and 238 lithographed plates of which 224 beautifully handcoloured. Original printed wrappers, some with repair, preserved in recent red half calf folding boxes, spines with gilt lines and lettering.

A magnificent work on the flora of the Dutch East Indies. Karl Ludwig Blume (1796-1862) was a German born Dutch botanist who travelled and worked in Java, where he was the first director of the Buitenzorg Botanic Garden and later became director of the Leiden Rijksherbarium. The present work is the only major flora of the Dutch East Indies of the 19th century, continuing Rumpf's pioneering work. The copy is without the 'Planches inédites' i.e. 23 plates which were published posthumously between 1862 and 1897, and are mostly not present. There is some foxing and slight staining, however confined to the text. Provenace: On first printed wrapper 'Monsieur Decaisne de la part de C.L. Blume'. Joseph Decaisne (1807-1882) was a famous botanist attached to the Paris Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Stafleu & Cowan 563; Nissen BBI, 174.

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