Author Unger, F. Ueber den Einfluss des Bodens auf die Vertheilung der Gewächse nachgewissen in der Vegetation des nordöstlichen Tirols.
Published 1836
Item ID 68648
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Wien, Rohrmann und Schweigerd, 1836. 8vo (21.4 x 13.5 cm). xxiv, 367 pp.; one hand-coloured engraved plate of Kitzbühl, one large, folded, hand-coloured geological-geographical map, one large, folded hand-coloured sheet with geological profile, five folded charts with meteorological observations (four) and botanical observations (one), many tables in the text. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines, vignettes, and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges. A detailed monograph combining plant-geography, meteorology and geology. Franz Xaver Unger (1800-1870) is perhaps best known for the synthesis of geology and botany: the description and illustration of fossil plants. This is an early work, most of his paleobotanical work dates from after 1850. This copy is dedicated to Carl von Martius and dealing with all aspects of northern Tirol and includes what may be the first geological map of the region around Kitzbühl. The full colour plate, intended as frontispiece but here bound before the folding maps, is a combination of a view on Kitzbühl and a geological profile. The second part contains the Verzeichniss der im Gebiete von Kitzbühl frei vorkommenden Gewächse . Spine a bit worn at edges; old, blind label at spine foot; small, old stamp on title; some marginal spotting in the text. Plates and maps clean. A very good copy of this rare work. Cat BM(NH) p. 2164; Pritzel, 9602. Dedicated to Carl von Martius and dealing with all aspects of northern Tirol