Dec 05, 2013 - Sale 2334

Sale 2334 - Lot 233

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
(MARINE LIFE.) Rumpf, Georg Eberhard. Thesaurus imaginum piscium, testaceorum. Engraved additional title, portrait of the author, and 60 plates. [4], 15, [1], lxi-lxviii pages. Folio, 433x270 mm, contemporary 1/2 sheep, spine quite worn, missing portion of leather in center; preliminaries loose, minor spotting on text leaves, plates generally clean apart from few stains in upper outer corner of plate 6 and scattered faint pencil marginalia, partial contemporary hand-coloring on a few plates of shells; uncut. Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, 1711

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first edition in this form, reprinting the plates from the author's 1705 Amboinsche Rariteitkamer, on crustaceans and other marine life in Ambon Bay in the Moluccan Archipelago, with an explanatory plate list in Latin employing pre-Linnean binomial nomenclature. Landwehr VOC 592; Nissen Zoology 3250.