Dec 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2591 -

Sale 2591 - Lot 318

Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
(NATURAL HISTORY.) Frederick William Beechey, et al. The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage; Compiled from the Collections and Notes Made by Captain Beechey, the Officers and Naturalist of the Expedition, During a Voyage to the Pacific and Behring's Straits Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom... in the Years 1825, 26, 27, and 28. xii, 180 pages (additionally 9*-13*), half-title, 44 beautifully hand-colored engraved plates of mammals, birds, fishes, crustaceans, reptiles and mollusks, 1 uncolored engraved plate (XLV, inserted?), and 3 hand-colored engraved geological plans and elevations. 4to, 11 1/2x9 inches, publisher's plain green cloth with printed spine label, contents shaken with several quires and plates loose, covers detached; minimal foxing but plates generally clean; worthy of binding repair. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839

Additional Details

Important early reporting on exotic Pacific species, many newly discovered, and illustrated by a fine collection of plates after Edward Lear, Johann Christian Zeitter, George Brettingham Sowerby, and James De Carle Sowerby.