Lot 4
  • 4

Banks, Sir Joseph and Daniel Solander

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Sold
3,500 GBP
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Description

  • 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
  • Paper
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

Provenance

"C. ?Mousberg, 1934, gåva av [gift of] the Trustees of the British Museum" and "C. ?Mousberg, 1934", ink inscription on preliminary leaves

Literature

Nissen BBI 74

Catalogue Note

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.
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