PETERS, WILHELM C.H. 1815-1883. Naturwissenschaftliche reise nach Mossambique, auf befehl Seiner Majestät des königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV, in den jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt. Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1862-68.
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PETERS, WILHELM C.H. 1815-1883.
Naturwissenschaftliche reise nach Mossambique, auf befehl Seiner Majestät des königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV, in den jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt. Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1862-68.
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PETERS, WILHELM C.H. 1815-1883.
Naturwissenschaftliche reise nach Mossambique, auf befehl Seiner Majestät des königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV, in den jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt. Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1862-68.
3 (of 6) parts plus atlas, comprising:
IV. Zoologie. Flussfische. xii, 116 pp.
V. Zoologie. Insecten und Myriopoden. xxii, 566 pp.
VI. Botanik. 2 volumes. [2], xxii, iv, 304; [2], 305-584 pp. 61 lithographed plates.
[Atlas. Zoologie.] 116 lithographed or engraved plates (including 54 hand-colored), being all of the plates for Zoologie except the 35 insect plates.
Together, 5 volumes. Folio. Modern cloth-backed boards, atlas plates loose in uniform portfolio. Plates largely clean with some toning and scattered spotting to bird plates, old dampstain to margins of a few ichthyological plates.

A substantial collection of plates along with four text volumes from this comprehensive study of the natural history of Mozambique, rarely found complete. The present lot includes the complete, hand-colored set of the plates for the rare volume on birds, which is unrecorded in Nissen. Nissen ZBI 3139.
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