Banks, Sir Joseph and Daniel Solander
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
bidding is closed
- Illustrations of the Botany of Captain Cook's Voyage Round the World in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71... Australian Plants. London: Printed by order of the British Museum, sold by Longmans etc., 1900-1905
FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, folio (480 x 318mm.), 320 lithographed plates, 3 folding maps, preface in volume 1 and 3, introduction, instruction-slip and index, contents loose (gutta-percha perished) in original cloth-backed boards, paper label on upper covers and spines, minor browning, tears to edges, light rubbing, staining and sunning of portfolios
"C. ?Mousberg, 1934, gåva av [gift of] the Trustees of the British Museum" and "C. ?Mousberg, 1934", ink inscription on preliminary leaves
Nissen BBI 74
THE FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION of these plates, reproduced by photolithography. It took five years to reach the end of the Australian section, at which point the project was closed.