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ESCHWEGE, W(ilhelm) L(udwig) von (1777-1855): - Beiträge zur Gebirgskunde Brasiliens. Mit vier petrographisch-geognostischen Karten und Profildurchschnitten. 2 Teile zus. in 1 Band.

Berlin, G. Reimer, 1832, in-8vo, (210x130mm) XIV (Titelbl., Widmung an Alexander v. Humboldt , Vorwort, Inhalt) + 1 n.n. Bl. (zwischen Titel zum 1. Teil ) + 488 Seiten + 4 gef. Tafeln (davon 1 gr. kol. mehrfach gef. Petrographische Charte, 1 Karte u. Höhenprofil u. 2 gef. Durchschnitts-Profilen), etwas späterer Lwd mit Rückenvergoldung, schönes Exemplar. ¶ First edition in a very fine and clean copy complete with the very large folded petrographic.- geological map and 3 others folded maps. Very rare. The nice full cloth binding, with gilt lettering on spine is probably done in the second half of the 19th century. Divided into 2 parts with continuous numeration and each a specific title-page (the first not numb). A compilation and large extracts of the travels of Mr. Spix & Mr. Martius mixed with his own observations and travels, a.o. to the diamond-districts near Sabara, Tijuco and others. One year before the publication of Eschwege's important work 'Pluto Brasiliensis' (Reimer 1833). Count Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege (1777-1855) stayed in Brazil from 1809 till 1830 and from 1834 till 1850, where he served as general director of gold mining and director of the imperial mineralogy cabinet. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Sabin 22829; Borba de Moraes I, p. 294; Poggendorff I, 682-83.
CHF 2800.00 [Appr.: EURO 2893.25 US$ 2836.61 | £UK 2540 | JP¥ 410560] Book number 82752

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