Reise nach Brasielien in den Jahren 1815 bis 1817 ... Erster [-Zweiter] Band. Frankfurt-am- Main: Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, 1820-1821

Lot Number 232
Author MAXIMILIAN ZU WIED-NEUWIED, PRINCE
Title Reise nach Brasielien in den Jahren 1815 bis 1817 ... Erster [-Zweiter] Band. Frankfurt-am- Main: Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, 1820-1821
Year Published 1820
Place Printed Frankfurt-am- Main: Heinrich Ludwig Brönner,
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Description Reise nach Brasielien in den Jahren 1815 bis 1817 ... Erster [-Zweiter] Band. Frankfurt-am- Main: Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, 1820-1821 4 volumes, comprising: 2 volumes text 4to (14 x 11 in.; 355 x 280 mm) and 2 volumes atlas, folio (21 1/4 x 16 5/8 in.; 540 x 422 mm). Text: half-titles, list of subscribers, 19 numbered engraved plates, list of plates and errata leaf at end of each volume. Atlas: 22 numbered engraved plates, 5 hand-colored, and 3 maps, 2 folding and partly colored; text volumes spotted and lightly browned, a few small marginal spots in atlas plates. Atlas in original boards, printed spines, silk ties, uncut, text in later half calf over marbled boards; extremities rubbed, atlas covers soiled with a few small stains.
Comments Borba de Moraes (1983), p.544; Palau 158782; Sabin 47018 First edition, "From a scientific point of view this expedition was one of the most profitable of the nineteenth century. The enormous zoological collections which were assembled are today in the American Museum of Natural History of New York... the account of this journey is a classic work" (Borba de Moraes).
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Provenance Maria Feodorovna (mother of Czar Alexander I, and widow of Czar Paul, with bookplate of the Czar Paul Palace Library in each volume)
Estimated Price USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Actual Price USD 110,500.00

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Auction House Sothebys
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Auction Name Library of Jacques Levy
Sale Number #NO8852
Auction Date April 20, 2012 - April 20, 2012
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