MIKAN (JOHANN CHRISTOPH) Delectus florae et faunae brasiliensis

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Lot 89
MIKAN (JOHANN CHRISTOPH)
Delectus florae et faunae brasiliensis

Sold for £ 20,400 (US$ 25,961) inc. premium
MIKAN (JOHANN CHRISTOPH)
Delectus florae et faunae brasiliensis, 24 lithographed plates after Ferdinand Lucas Bauer, Brunner, Buchberger, Funk, Sandler, Satory and Stoll (all but one hand-coloured), plate 15 shaved at inner margin, small repair to corner of plate 27, grease mark to fore-margins of some plates, occasional light soiling, all on stubs, faint blindstamp on title, modern green half calf [Borba de Moraes II, p.570-571; Great Flower Books, p.68; Nissen BBI 1367; Nissen ZBI 2815; Pritzel 6217; Stafleu TL2 6006], folio, Vienna, A. Strauss, 1820

Footnotes

  • RARE. Johann Christoph Mikan (1769-1844), professor of botany at Prague, accompanied Maximilian's expedition to Brazil. Twelve of the plates are of botanical subjects, the others zoological.
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